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$640M jackpot entices

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Friday, March 30, 2012
Even people who don't usually feed into lottery frenzy are buying tickets for the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot.
 

Whole Foods stops selling unsustainable seafood

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Friday, March 30, 2012
Whole Foods Market said it will stop selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods.
 

Apple factory changes could influence other Chinese factories

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Friday, March 30, 2012
A pledge by the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones and iPads to limit work hours at its Chinese factories could influence other companies to raise pay at their factories.
 

Minor league baseball plans unclear

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

It is unclear whether Milwaukie and Hillsboro could both host minor league baseball teams, as they are proposing.

 

Geothermal energy plant planned at Klamath wildlife refuge

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

A geothermal power plant planned in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge will be the first to use the new technology.

 

Daimler Trucks announces more Portland jobs

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Daimler Trucks North America plans to hire more than 30 professionals and managers at its Portland headquarters.

 

Food banks face protein shortage

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

FOOD for Lane County lost shipments of canned meat years ago, and peanut butter's recent price increase means the food bank is experiencing a protein shortage.

 
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