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Oregon unemployment drops to lowest point since September 2008

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in November, its lowest point since September of 2008.

 

Megaload roadblock cleared, protesters arrested

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Police arrested 16 protesters trying to stop a megaload of refinery equipment in John Day.

 

Xerox sells part of its Wilsonville operations

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Xerox sold a portion of its Wilsonville operations to 3D Systems for $32.5 million.

 

Christmas tree sales up this year

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sales at Christmas tree lots are up in Oregon this year.

 

Portland's underwater mortgages among lowest in nation

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Portland area is among the major metros with the smallest share of underwater mortgages, thanks to rapidly rising housing prices.

 

Downtown Redmond could get revamp

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Redmond is considering hiring a city planner and participating in Oregon Main Street, a state program to revitalize downtown areas.

 

Green Zebra Grocery gets new Woodstock location

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Green Zebra Grocery is negotiating lease terms for a new property in Portland's Woodstock neighborhood.

 
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