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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is gathering support for his plan to consolidate state business assistance programs.
 

Communities estimate flood cleanup costs

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Oregon officials have until the end of the week to come up with flood cleanup cost estimates to apply for federal aid.
 

Umpqua Bank bars class actions

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Umpqua Bank has joined other financial services firms in barring customers from filing class-action lawsuits.
 

Startup tracks down stolen bikes

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A Portland-based startup called BikeTrak helps bicycle owners track down their stolen bikes using GPS.
 

Sign recyclers win ODOT contract

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Northwest Sign Recycling won a contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation to reuse signs throughout the state.
 

Food carts could be coming to Mt. Hood

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Clackamas County commissioners approved a simpler application process for food cart operators.
 

U.S., Canada extend lumber trade pact

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The U.S. and Canada have decided to extend a disputed lumber trade agreement for another two years.

 
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