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Union says Portland giving their jobs to inmates

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Union leaders say the city of Portland's contracts with county jail and state prisons are essentially stealing union work.

 

Oregon State Fair livestock returns

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

More livestock exhibitors returned to the Oregon State Fair this year, after many had stopped participating due to disagreements over how the fair was managed.

 

Large NE Portland project begins

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A large new development of 211 apartments and townhomes plus businesses is beginning in Northeast Portland.

 

Gridlock actually helping food stamp funding

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Food stamp programs are being saved from billions of dollars of budget cuts by Congressional gridlock.

 

Bakery that denied gay couple a wedding cake closes

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed its Gresham storefront to move business to an in home bakery. The shop made waves by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

 

Proposed Coburg applesauce factory still faces hurdles

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Despite initial willingness of Coburg to back a 15-year property tax break, a proposed Materne applesauce factory still faces hurdles.

 

Portland home prices rising faster than average

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Portland-area home prices rose 15.5% in July compared to a year ago, and 1.9% since a month ago.

 
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South Waterfront's revenge

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Oregon Business wins awards

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ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

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