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|Friday, March 23, 2012|
The 31 housing counselors in Oregon are already maxed out, and a new Oregon law could further exacerbate their workload.
Already, says Sabrina Harris, a housing counselor for Hacienda Community Development Corp. in Portland, "if I'm not here though the weekend and I come in on Monday, I could have at least 20 messages from people looking for counseling." Harris, like most housing counselors, has more than 100 families on her caseload -- each case can take months to resolve -- and new clients come in daily.
A bill approved by the Legislature this month would require banks to go through nonbinding mediation with borrowers facing foreclosure, if the borrowers request it. But only if the borrower first meets with a federally certified housing counselor.
Read mroe at OregonLive.com.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The 2016 presidential election is shaping up to be the year of the outsider, with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump capturing leads in the polls and the headlines. In Portland, Wheeler vs. Hales is bucking the outlier trend.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Ask any college student: Textbook prices have skyrocketed out of control. Online education startup Lumen Learning aims to bring them down to earth.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
As we worked on the October cover, it became evident that Nick Symmonds is a hard man to catch — even when he’s not hotfooting it around a track.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | CFA
Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced they were going to devalue their currency, the Renminbi. While the amount of the targeted change was to be roughly 2 percent, investors read a lot more into the move. The Renminbi had been gradually appreciating against the U.S. dollar (see chart) as to attempt to alleviate concerns of being labeled a currency manipulator.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released a report on the vitality of rural Oregon this week. Media reports focused on the number of Californians moving to the "Timber Belt," but the document contained other interesting insights regarding regional challenges and successes.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT
Corporate headquarters are no longer a marker of economic prowess.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
A Power Lunch at Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store and Restaurant.
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