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Apple begins work on Prineville data center

Apple started work on the first, $68 million phase of its new Prineville data center.

Unemployment's toll on Portland's economy lessens

Unemployment is taking less of a toll on Portland's economy, but it still weighs on growth in Central Oregon, the Rogue Valley and Salem.

Lattice Semiconductor cuts workforce by 13%

Hillsboro-based Lattice Semiconductor plans to eliminate 109 jobs, 13% of its workforce.

Ninkasi breaks ground on major expansion

Ninkasi Brewing broke ground on a major expansion of the Eugene brewery that will be completed in late 2013 and triple the company's output capacity.

Wind activity picks up in Oregon

Oregon saw a major jump in its installed wind energy capacity in the third quarter with 1,833 megawatts of new power installed in the U.S.

Chinese executive says Obama's wind farm halt a "political show"

The Obama administration's decision to block a Chinese investment in an Oregon wind farm was called a "political show and bureaucratic nonsense" by a Chinese executive.

Merkley a top green politician

Sen. Jeff Merkley was named the third greenest legislator for his voting record.