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Oregon economy growing at nation's second-fastest rate

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Oregon's economic growth outpaced all but North Dakota's in 2011, thanks to manufacturing gains.

 

Oregon announces new tax break zones

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Oregon approved three new enterprise zones in Portland, Beaverton and Veneta.

 

Oregon suspends 10 timber sales

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Oregon officials suspended 10 timber sales on 800 acres of state land in preparation for a legal fight with conservation groups.

 

Portland company offers bicycle insurance

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A Portland company is one of the first to offer bicycle insurance, after 14 years of research.

 

Landowners frustrated by pipeline proposal

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Some Southern Oregon landowners are frustrated by a proposed natural gas pipeline.

 

SoloPower adds financing

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

SoloPower disclosed a $10.7 million round of financing as it hires for its Portland manufacturing facility.

 

Factory orders jump in May

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

U.S. factory orders increased 0.7 percent in May, a welcome sign after two months of declines.

 
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