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EnerG2 opens Albany plant

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Energy storage company EnerG2 opened a new manufacturing facility in Albany.
 

Oregon union members sue state

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Five Oregon state workers filed a federal class-action lawsuit over a new employee wellness program.
 

Oregon breeds complex hops

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Oregon hop growers are developing complex, specialty hops to cater to the state's craft brewers.
 

Damascus nursery files for bankruptcy

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Damascus-based Leo Gentry Wholesale Nursery filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
 

Jobless claims drop

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in Oregon dropped last week by 3,831, the second-biggest drop in the U.S.
 

Payroll tax deal reached

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Negotiators reached an agreement on legislation to renew a payroll tax cut that will affect 160 million workers.
 

Eileen Brady says healthcare contributions won't affect her decisions

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Portland mayoral candidate Eileen Brady has received $42,630 from the healthcare industry, but she insists the contributions won't influence her decisions if elected.
 
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