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Oregon begins readying schools for earthquakes

Oregon is begining to fund seismic retrofits for schools to prepare them for an upcoming Cascadia subduction fault earthquake.

Alima Pure grows

Milwaukie-based natural cosmetics company Alima Pure is expanding.

Builders running out of lots

Portland-area builders say a looming shortage of shovel-ready lots could limit their ability to put new properties on the market.

Solarworld CEO waives pay

Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck has opted to relinquish his pay until the company is profitable again.

Tektronix parent company plans cuts

Tektronix owner Danaher Corp. posted higher quarterly revenue but warned of upcoming cuts.

UO assistant coaches' salaries soar

The University of Oregon will pay its football assistant coaching staff more than $3.2 million during the 2012 season, a 40% increase over 2011.

Oregon rules against banks, MERS

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the mortgage industry's document-registry system could not be used to skirt state recording law.