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Monday, April 30, 2012

Americans increased spending more slowly in March, indicating that many are worried about the economy.

 

Microsoft invests in Barnes & Noble

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Microsoft paid $300 million for a minority stake in Barnes & Noble's e-book and college textbook business. 

 

Port of Portland toasts economic growth

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Port of Portland officials forecast continued growth, saying that Oregon international trade has nearly recovered from the recession.

 

Digimarc profits leap

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Digimarc reported an 88% jump in quarterly revenue, and will pay its first dividend next month.

 

Bulk Handling buys sorter company

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Eugene-based Bulk Handling Systems acquired National Recovery Technologies, a company that makes sorting equipment for solid waste and recycling industries.

 

LaCrosse Footwear sales up 32 percent

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Portland-based LaCrosse Footwear reported a net sales boost of 32% in the first quarter.

 

Eugene restaurant gets new locations

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Eugene restaurant Belly is expanding into two downtown locations, part of a broad revitalization of the city's downtown area.

 
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