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100-year-old Eugene company thrives during recession

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Commercial Dehydrator Systems of Eugene has been around since 1911 and is currently growing.

 

Obama pushes extension of middle-class tax cuts

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Monday, July 09, 2012

President Barack Obama proposed a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year.

 

Manufacturing sector leads Oregon's rebound

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Specialty manufacturing is a bright spot in the Portland area's recovering economy.

 

Japan-based company acquires LaCrosse Footwear

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Japan-based footwear retailer ABC-MART reached an agreement to acquire Portland-based boot maker LaCrosse Footwear.

 

Car2Go announces multi-city memberships

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Car-sharing service Car2Go will allow its members multi-city access to cars within the United States.

 

Oregon's film scene expands

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Oregon's film, television and TV commercial production industry has grown from $62 million in 2009 to $130 million in 2011.

 

Portland rents rise and vacancy falls

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Apartments are getting harder to find in the Portland area as vacancy falls and rents rise.

 
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