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Big company CEOs don't plan to hire

thelatestGov. Kitzhaber's freeze on Oregon government hiring is indicative of a larger hiring slowdown. Two-thirds of CEOs of the largest U.S. companies don't plan to hire in the next six months.

Oregon unemployment drops to lowest rate in three years

thelatestSeasonal retail hiring helped Oregon's unemployment rate fall to 9.1%, the lowest it has been in three years.

Earnings rise for Oregon's top companies

thelatestOregon’s top publicly traded stocks have not necessarily been valued for their quarterly performance of late. But Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer runs the numbers and finds earnings rising at the largest companies.

Employed women dropping out of labor force

thelatestThe latest jobs report reveals that the entirety of the decline in the unemployment rate recently was due to the departure of women — and particularly employed women — from the labor force.

BofA agrees to $315 million settlement in mortgage investment case

thelatestBank of America has agreed to pay $315 million to settle claims by investors that they were misled about mortgage-backed investments sold by its Merrill Lynch unit.

Inside Facebook's Prineville data center

thelatestWeb giants like Google and Amazon are notoriously secretive about what goes on inside of their data centers. Meanwhile, Facebook "open sourced" the designs for its Prineville data center and its custom-built servers. So just what does go on inside of those mysterious computing facilities?

Downtown Portland gets new name: Pioneer District

thelatestPortland's downtown retail core is getting a new name: Pioneer District. Can simple rebranding help Portland's retail outlook?

Lariviere: It's time to repair the damage

imo-blogThe state Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to dismiss UO president Richard Lariviere in 30 days, six months before his contract expires. Now, says the Register-Guard, it’s time to repair the damage.

Occupy protesters plan Black Friday demonstrations

thelatestOccupy Wall Street protesters plan demonstrations nationwide on Black Friday. Some want shoppers to spend their money locally, while some don't want people to shop at all.