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Blount International lays off 10 percent of its workforce

February 4, 2020, 5:47pm Business Briefs

Milwaukie power equipment company Blount International laid off 10 percent of its 3,500 employees worldwide last month amid a persistent slowdown in its business. The cuts included fewer than 50 in Milwaukie, according to the company. Read story

United Grain expands in Oregon, Idaho

February 3, 2020, 8:20pm Business

Vancouver-based United Grain purchased ownership of grain bin and grain pile locations in Ontario, Ore., and Notus, Idaho. The locations were previously owned by The Scoular Co., according to a news release from United Grain. Read story

Race for Warmth sees record participation

February 3, 2020, 8:19pm Business

Clark Public Utilities' annual fundraiser, the Race for Warmth, drew 1,514 runners and walkers Jan. 26, setting the record for attendance. Read story

Boeing confirms SEC Max investigation

February 3, 2020, 8:18pm Business

WASHINGTON -- Boeing Co. has confirmed that securities regulators are investigating the company in connection with the 737 Max, which was grounded after two deadly crashes. Read story

PeaceHealth to lay off up to 40 in Eugene

February 3, 2020, 8:17pm Business

EUGENE, Ore. -- PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend is planning to lay off as many as 40 people, according to a spokeswoman for the union representing hospital employees. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

February 2, 2020, 6:00am Business Briefs

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Jama Software splits with CEO Scott Roth

January 31, 2020, 3:50pm Business Briefs

PORTLAND -- Portland tech upstart Jama Software replaced CEO Scott Roth on Friday, the latest in a series of changes at the company since its sale to a private equity firm two years ago. Read story

Caterpillar profit rises despite sales decline in fourth quarter

January 31, 2020, 3:48pm Business Briefs

Caterpillar put a lid on costs in the fourth quarter, pushing profits higher despite an 8 percent decline in revenue. Read story

Weyerhaeuser reports loss of $14 million in fourth quarter

January 31, 2020, 3:47pm Business Briefs

SEATTLE -- Weyerhaeuser Co. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $14 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Read story

$344 million in penalties in pelvic mesh case

January 30, 2020, 5:35pm Business

SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego judge on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay nearly $344 million in penalties for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh devices for women. Read story