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Portland houses get multiple offers

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Multiple offers on real estate are finally happening in Portland again.
 

Eugene company sues Columbia Sportswear

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Eugene-based Innovative Sports is suing Columbia Sportswear, alleging that it stole the local firm's technology for heated clothing.
 

Space balloon company expands in Tillamook

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Port of Tillamook Bay is building a $6.9 million hangar for Near Space, a suborbital flight provider.
 

SolarWorld calls for faster response to illegal trade

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The president of Hillsboro-based SolarWorld Industries America offered suggestions on ways the U.S. can remedy illegal foreign trade practices.
 

Activists oppose Nestle Waters bottling plant

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Activists are ramping up opposition to a plan for a Nestle Waters bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge.

 

Durable goods demand climbs

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
U.S. companies ordered more long-lasting goods last month, even after an investment tax credit was halved.
 

Post office closure plan unpopular in Congress

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Many in Congress oppose the plan to close 20 post offices in rural Oregon.
 
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