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Salem Hospital safest in Oregon

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Salem Hospital was rated the safest hospital in Oregon by Consumer Reports.

 

Looptworks upcycles leather into iPad cases

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Portland-based Looptworks rescues textiles from the waste stream and is moving into scrap leather.

 

Homebuilder confidence hits five-year high

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

U.S. homebuilder confidence is at a five-year high, with many hoping that sales of new homes will strengthen this year.

 

Oregon Country Fair brings business to Veneta

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Monday, July 16, 2012

The 43rd Oregon Country Fair meant big business for vendors and nearby Veneta shops.

 

Credit union merger called off

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Monday, July 16, 2012

A planned merger of two Portland-area credit unions—St. Helens Community and Wauna FCU—is on the rocks.

 

Florence group upset about Dunes project

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Monday, July 16, 2012

A group of Florence citizens are banding together to oppose mining on Heceta Beach dunes.

 

Economists pessimistic about short-term growth

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Economists are gloomy about growth because of Europe's financial crisis and the prospect of major federal spending cuts.

 
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