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Facebook increases IPO price

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Facebook increased the price range it expects to sell its stock for to between $34 and $38 per share.

 

Business inventory growth slows

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Business inventories rose 0.3% in March, the smallest increase since November.

 

Anti-foreclosure program struggles

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Monday, May 14, 2012

A state program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure has struggled through mistakes and a slow start.

 

PDX gets pre-screening

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Portland International Airport will join a dozen other airports in offering prescreening by the TSA.

 

Group hopes Jackson County will ban genetically altered plants

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Monday, May 14, 2012

A group of farmers and food activists hope to convince the Jackson County Board of Commissioners to ban genetically engineered plants in Jackson County.

 

Oregon primary participation low

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Oregon ballot returns for Tuesday's primary are expected to be among the lowest in recent decades.

 

Venture Portland celebrates National Small Business Week

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Venture Portland launched the citywide "Portland Celebrates Small" campaign as part of National Small Business Week.

 
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