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Ferry-Morse closes White City distribution center

A Southern Oregon garden seed distribution center will close by the end of the year, part of a sale resulting in 199 layoffs nationwide.

Comcast raising cable TV rates

For the first time in several years, Comcast plans a broad rate increase for Portland-area basic cable TV subscribers.

New Portland law firm forms

Four prominent attorneys at Portland-based Ball Janik left to form a new firm.

Advocates work toward home birth reform

Health safety advocates are working with the Oregon Health Licensing Agency toward reform for home births.

Precision Castparts acquires two more companies

Portland-based Precision Castparts announced it will acquire two more companies, the latest in a recent string of acquisitions.

Vanport International tailors lumber to Japanese market

Vanport International is one of the few Northwest companies that has mastered milling lumber to Japan's exacting metric specifications.

Dairy industry prepares raw milk crackdown

The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is gathering legislators and producers to discuss a possible crackdown on sales of unpasteurized raw milk.