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Transportation Building renovation under budget

The newly renovated state Transportation Building was completed on time and under budget.

Pear harvest on track

An August heat spell brought the Rogue Valley's pear harvest on track for a normal schedule.

Banks put deadline on Vestas-Mitsubishi deal

A group of international banks gave Vestas Wind Systems a deadline of Jan. 1, 2013 to reach a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Grabhorn agrees to $7M cleanup plan

The operator of the former Grabhorn landfill near Cooper Mountain has agreed to pay $7 million for a cleanup managed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Food stamp use hits record high

Food-stamp use hit a record 46.7 million people in June.

Worker productivity grows

Productivity rose 2.2% in April-May at U.S. companies, mainly because employers cut back on hiring.

Ocean Power to use buoys as surveillance devices

Ocean Power Technologies is working with the U.S. department of Homeland Security to showcase how its buoys can be used for ocean surveillance.