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Manufacturing plants rebounding from recession

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Two Prineville manufacturing facilities, Woodgrain Millwork and Contact Industries, adapted during the recession to keep their doors open.

 

Adidas, MLS announce smart tracking system

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Adidas America and Major League Soccer announced that the 2012 All-Star Game will feature new tracking software.

 

$33M in contracts awarded to diverse Oregon firms

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

 

$33 million in contracts with the 12 largest Oregon state agencies was given to businesses owned by minorities or women, or small businesses considered "emerging."

 

Crop sales soar in Oregon

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Oregon agricultural sales hit a record $5.2 billion last year, according to a report from Oregon State University.

 

Intel facial recognition marketing now in Oregon

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Facial recognition technology developed at Intel is being used to focus on and target customers. 

 

Job openings increase in February

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that job gains may continue in the coming months.

 

Umpqua Bank to buy American Perspective Bank

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Portland-based Umpqua Holdings has agreed to buy San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based American Perspective Bank for $44.7 million.

 
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