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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.

 

 

Food industry helps the hungry

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Job loss, higher food costs and lower wages are forcing more and more Oregonians to turn to food banks for help.

 

 

Graphic: Portland ranks low among metros for charitable fundraising

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Politics beat bucks in ballot measures battle

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Monday, December 01, 2008

As the dust settled following November’s election, Oregon taxpayers found themselves on the line for a relatively small price tag for ballot measures.

 

 

Mergers don’t help Oregon employment

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Monday, December 01, 2008

The sales of Tektronix and Longview Fibre were two of the biggest merger and acquisition deals cut in the Northwest in 2007, worth a combined $5 billion.

 

 

Amazon on the Columbia

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Amazon.com is coming to the Port of Morrow. Sort of

 

 
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