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Small business optimism rises

Small business owners' optimism rose in April, but they are still wary about the economy.

Kitzhaber won't take sides in Nestle bottle plant controversy

Gov. John Kitzhaber announced he will not take a position on the protests against the proposed $50 million Nestle water bottling plant.

Clean Water Services, Ostara partner on $4.75M water-treatment plant

Washington County's Clean Water Services and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies built the world's largest municipal facility for making fertilizer from water waste.

Cottage Grove company leads yurt industry

Business is booming for Cottage Grove-based Pacific Yurts, as the structures gain popularity.

Tualatin startup competes on ABC's "Shark Tank"

The two Tualatin entrepreneurs behind Wild Squirrel Nut Butter will appear on the ABC show "Shark Tank" this week.

Precision Castparts to acquire Centra Industries

Portland-based Precision Castparts will acquire Canadian aerostructure manufacturer Centra Industries for an undisclosed amount.

Intel raises dividend

Intel's board approved a 7% increase in its quarterly cash dividend.