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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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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

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

 

 

California's marine reserve efforts may shed light on Oregon's

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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

The slow work of creating protected, no-fishing zones inched forward this fall as coastal cities and towns began sifting through 20 different marine reserve proposals.

 

 

Taking the temp at the job fairs

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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

As a recession settles in and jobs become scarce, career and job fairs serve as yet another barometer of economic times.

 

 

Summit agenda full of urgency

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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

There’s a new tone of urgency to the eighth annual Oregon Leadership Summit planned for Dec. 11 at the Oregon Convention Center.

 

 

Recession? Not at the Christmas shops

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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

For Lindy Simmons and Judy Lynch every day is Christmas. Their Forever Christmas Gifts & More shop is open year-round and sits in the heart of Christmas Valley on a stretch of Christmas Valley Highway in Lake County.

 

 

Graphic: Oregon Christmas trees sold by species

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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

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