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Portland families need $69K to live modestly

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A family of four in the Portland area needs to make $69,000 a year to live modestly.

 

SolarWorld laying off 100 in Hillsboro

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

SolarWorld plans to lay off 100 of its 700 workers at its Hillsboro facility.

 

Gateway Walmart to hire 95 workers

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Gateway will hire up to 95 full- and part-time employees ahead of its fall opening.

 

Japan seeks alternatives to Oregon wheat

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Japan is looking to buy alternatives to Oregon wheat as the Japanese government extended the suspension of purchases from the state for a sixth week.

 

Oregon Duck apparel licensees submit applications to continue

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Small producers of Oregon Duck apparel and headwear submitted proposals to the University of Oregon to become official apparel licensees.

 

Ad campaign touts Cover Oregon

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Monday, July 08, 2013

A multimillion-dollar state ad campaign debuts this week to raise awareness of Cover Oregon, the state's new health insurance marketplace.

 

Oregon changing GED requirements

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Monday, July 08, 2013

Oregon community groups are trying to persuade people to get their GED by the end of 2013 before the tests get harder and more complex.

 
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