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JPMorgan Chase donates to Portland economic development group

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The high-profile bank will invest $50,000 in Greater Portland Inc., which aims to bolster the region's economy.

 

Intel pledges $100B investment in Hillsboro

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The company will invest $100 billion in its Washington County plants and facilities over the next 30 years.

 

ZoomCare to join Oregon insurance market

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ZoomCare Health Insurance Inc. was issued a license to provide insurance within the state.

 

Legal pot revenues could bring in $40M

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

If Oregonians vote to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for recreational use, state economists estimate Oregon could bring in up to $40 million a year.

 

PDC prepares to sell parcel of land near convention center

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Portland Development Commission will vote whether to sell the 0.31-acre parcel north of the Oregon Convention Center for $1.3 million.

 

California company sues Oregonians who shared movies online

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Voltage Pictures LLC has sued six Oregonians it believes have illegally shared movies online using the peer-to-peer file-sharing site, BitTorrent.

 

Oracle sues over $23M in disputed Cover Oregon bills

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Monday, August 11, 2014

The technology company filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the health exchange website alleging that state officials have repeatedly promised to pay the company, but have not yet done so.

 
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