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High grain prices benefit NW farmers

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Rising grain prices from the nationwide drought are benefiting many Northwest farmers with above average yields.

 

Signs point to MTV's 'The Real World' coming to Portland

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Although there is no official word from MTV yet, local sources are reporting that 'The Real World' will shoot in downtown Portland.

 

Apple's new OS downloaded 3M times in 4 days

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Mac users downloaded 3 million copies of the latest Apple operating system in the first four days it was available.

 

China targets energy, health industries

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Monday, July 30, 2012

China's government is launching projects to attract private investment in energy and health to boost a slumping economy.

 

Port of Astoria in financial trouble

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Friday, July 27, 2012

A recent audit on the Port of Astoria shows major financial troubles, compounded by a slowdown in log exports.

 

Ranchers struggling after wildfires

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Oregon ranchers who lost grazing land to recent wildfires are struggling to feed their cattle this summer.

 

Ted Wheeler calls for PERS changes

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler endorsed changes to the state's Public Employees Retirement System.

 
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