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EcoTeas wins packaging award

Ashland-based EcoTeas converted to waste-free packaging for its products, earning the 2012 Responsible Packaging Awards from the Responsible Packaging Project.

Cooper Bussman plans Tualatin layoffs

Cooper Bussman Transportation plans to lay off 74 workers from its Tualatin plant.

Unemployment claims drop

U.S. unemployment claims dropped last week for the first time in five weeks.

Oregon GDP growth second-best among states

Oregon's real gross domestic product grew 4.7% in 2011, the second-best performance among the states.

Kitzhaber releases energy plan draft

Gov. John Kitzhaber released the first draft of his 10-Year Energy Action Plan.

Esco buys its Canadian dealership

Portland-based Esco has acquired full ownership of its Canadian dealership for $10 million.

Intel Foundation donates $2.2M to schools and nonprofits

Intel's corporate foundation gave $2.2 million to 870 Oregon schools and nonprofits.