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Portland gains thousands of jobs
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Portland gained thousands of jobs in June, despite losses throughout the rest of the state.

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Oregon budget sees biggest increase since recession
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Taking into account all Oregon state revenue, the government will spend $59.8 billion in the next two years, a 4.6% increase from the last budget cycle.

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Oregon needs a raise
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Thursday, July 18, 2013
BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

07.19.13 Thumbnail LowIncomeOregon's per capita personal income has been slipping further behind levels in Washington and California as well as the nation as a whole since the late '90s. The recession of the early 2000s seems to have dealt a heavier blow here than other states and income wasn't as quick to bounce back.

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Oregon's middle-class families are struggling
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Many middle-class families in Oregon are struggling, the newly updated Family Budget Calculator for 2013 shows. A two-parent, two-child family in Salem needs $63,978 annually to achieve basic economic security. Yet a family of four earning $23,550 is considered to be at the federal poverty threshold.

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Are home prices headed for a cliff again?
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
BY EVAN SWANSON | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

07.17.13 Thumbnail OpEdThe current frenzied pace in the housing market, coupled with the painful memories of the crash from only a few years ago, can leave one wondering if home values are headed for the cliff once again. I do not believe this to be the case.

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