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Vanport International tailors lumber to Japanese market

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Vanport International is one of the few Northwest companies that has mastered milling lumber to Japan's exacting metric specifications.

 

Dairy industry prepares raw milk crackdown

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Monday, May 21, 2012

The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is gathering legislators and producers to discuss a possible crackdown on sales of unpasteurized raw milk.

 

Oregon auto dealers report growth

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Oregon lost 300 auto dealers in the last four years, but those remaining are finally seeing an upswing.

 

Economists more optimistic about jobs, housing

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Monday, May 21, 2012

U.S. economists are growing more optimistic about recovery in the job and housing markets.

 

More men join women-dominated job fields

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Over the last decade, men have increasingly joined job fields traditionally dominated by women.

 

Chinese company buys AMC

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Chinese company Wanda signed a deal in Beijing to buy AMC, the second-largest theater chain in the U.S.

 

Recovery hasn't arrived in Southern Oregon

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Ten of 14 components used to measure Southern Oregon's economic health declined, according to an index by the University of Oregon.

 
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