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December 2008

Rates on the rise

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1208Indicators1Oregon’s September unemployment rate was 15th-highest among the 50 states, an improvement over last year when it was 10th.

 

 

Q&A with Jeff Merkley on business

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Monday, December 01, 2008

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Shortly after he defeated Republican Gordon Smith in early November, U.S. Senator-elect Jeff Merkley caught his breath just long enough to talk briefly about how he would address the challenges facing Oregon businesses.

 

 

Telecom suffers and shrinks

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Monday, December 01, 2008

The loss of 100 Oregon jobs from Denver-based Qwest, part of 1,200 jobs the telecom company said it would cut nationwide by year’s end, is another blow to an already shrinking job sector in Oregon.

 

 

Goodies can’t hold Hynix or Freightliner

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Monday, December 01, 2008
The meticulously designed SolarWorld facility that has brought hundreds of new jobs to Hillsboro did not come for free.
 

Bottle bill changes uncork opposition

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Monday, December 01, 2008

When Oregon became the first state in the nation to pass a bottle bill in 1971, the program built swiftly into a success, with a recovery rate of more than 90%.

 

 

Graphic: Region's ski areas have bumpy ride

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Monday, December 01, 2008

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Banks get cash infusion

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Monday, December 01, 2008

As of mid-November, three Oregon banks are in line to get a federal infusion of cash.

 

 
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