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Cloudability raises $8.7M

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Portland startup Cloudability landed $8.7 million in investment backing and plans to double the number of its employees.

 

Hazelnut industry rebounds

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blight nearly ruined Oregon's hazelnut industry a few years ago, but the industry managed to rebound.

 

Puralytics sees strong demand

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beaverton-based Puralytics' new water purification system SolarBag is in high demand.

 

Oregon unemployment benefits rise

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Oregonians who file for unemployment insurance benefits on or after July 1 will receive slightly more in payments.

 

Truck distributor announces Portland layoffs

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Truck-equipment distributor America's Body Co. plans to shutter its Portland facility, eliminating 46 jobs.

 

Oregon startup converts exhaust into electricity

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hillsboro startup Regenergy365 makes devices that convert HVAC systems' exhaust into electricity.

 

Tesla store coming to Washington Square

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

California electric carmaker Tesla Motors will open a retail outlet at Washington Square on July 20.

 
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