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Oregon economy rebounded in April

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Both of Oregon's economic measures tracked by the University of Oregon rebounded in April.

 

Precision Castparts workers prepare for union vote

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

2,300 eligible Precision Castparts workers will vote tomorrow and Friday on whether to unionize. 

 

Home prices jump most in 7 years

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Oregon home prices jumped 15.5% from last year, placing it among the top five states nationally.

 

States mitigate Columbia River bridge impact

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Washington and Oregon signed agreements with two manufacturers that would be impacted by the proposed Columbia River Crossing.

 

Oregon Legislature extends workplace protections to interns

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Oregon Legislature agreed to extend workplace protections against harassment and discrimination to unpaid interns.

 

One Direction opening Portland pop-up

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Boy band One Direction is opening a pop-up store at Pioneer Place in downtown Portland.

 

Umpqua Bank parent buys Washington firm

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Umpqua Holdings agreed to pay $158 million for the parent of Financial Pacific Leasing, a Washington company that leases equipment to small businesses.

 
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