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|Tuesday, January 03, 2012|
Construction spending in the U.S. rose 1.2% in November, the third increase in four months.
Recent gains in the housing market, spurred in part by mortgage rates near record lows, are helping the construction industry recover from the 18-month recession that ended in June 2009. Public expenditures also climbed during the month, a sign that budget constraints may be easing.
“Residential construction and even business construction have been favorable,” Russell Price, a senior economist at Ameriprise Financial Inc. in Detroit, said before the report. “I expect that to continue.”
Read more at Bloomberg.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Damian Smith bets on changing himself — and Portland — through consulting.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
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BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan
Pacific Seafood, one of the world’s largest processors, is rebranding as a more transparent and consumer-friendly operation. A controversial CEO and monopoly accusations from coastal fishermen complicate the tale.
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