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Occupy protesters plan Black Friday demonstrations

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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.
 

Groupon takes a major hit

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

thelatestA broader market downturn has hit tech stocks this week, but newly public startups like Groupon were hit especially hard. Some economists say this could indicate renewed dot-com bubble concerns.

 

Occupy Portland joins nationwide N17 protests

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

thelatestOccupy Portland demonstrators joined other Occupy movements across the nation in N17 protests. They plan to occupy banks and other financial institutions.

 

Governor looks for new prison chief

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

thelatestThe leader of Oregon's prison system is stepping down at the end of the year to become president of the nonprofit Oregon Community Foundation, prompting Gov. John Kitzhaber to conduct a fast-track search for a new corrections chief.

 

SeaPort Airlines gets Jackson nod

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

thelatestThe Airport Authority in Jackson, Tenn., supports Portland-based SeaPort Airlines in its bid to provide commercial passenger flights at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport.

 

Annual summit expands to 2 days

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Thursday, November 10, 2011
thelatestThe 9th annual Oregon Leadership Summit will spill over to a second day for the first time to address specifically health care and education reform, two issues that have been central to the state’s business leadership in the past few years.
 

City closing down Occupy Portland Sunday

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

thelatestPortland is temporarily closing Lownsdale and Chapman Squares to the public, the site where Occupy Portland demonstrators have been camped out for more than a month. At 12:01 a.m. Sunday Nov. 13, all people and property in the squares will be subject to enforcement of local laws, according to Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

 

Thanksgiving dinner cost up 13 percent

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

thelatestThe average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is up 13% this year compared to last year.

 

Washington privatizes liquor sales

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

thelatestWashington voters approved a plan to privatize liquor sales, ending state rules that have been in place since Prohibition. It was the costliest initiative campaign in state history. Could Oregon follow suit?

 
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