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Microsoft invests in Barnes & Noble

Microsoft paid $300 million for a minority stake in Barnes & Noble's e-book and college textbook business. 

Port of Portland toasts economic growth

Port of Portland officials forecast continued growth, saying that Oregon international trade has nearly recovered from the recession.

Digimarc profits leap

Digimarc reported an 88% jump in quarterly revenue, and will pay its first dividend next month.

Bulk Handling buys sorter company

Eugene-based Bulk Handling Systems acquired National Recovery Technologies, a company that makes sorting equipment for solid waste and recycling industries.

LaCrosse Footwear sales up 32 percent

Portland-based LaCrosse Footwear reported a net sales boost of 32% in the first quarter.

Eugene restaurant gets new locations

Eugene restaurant Belly is expanding into two downtown locations, part of a broad revitalization of the city's downtown area.

Economic growth slows

The economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the first quarter of 2012.