Portland mayor plans changes to urban renewal program

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Mayor Charlie Hales proposed eliminating the new $169 million urban renewal area around Portland State University.

 

Growing beer industry keeps people working

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Monday, March 03, 2014

The number of permitted breweries in Oregon grew from 149 to 208 in 2013.

 

UO student housing sites sold

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Monday, March 03, 2014

A Chicago-based real estate investment company purchased four complexes near the University of Oregon for about $40 million.

 

Mentor Graphics reports record earnings

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Friday, February 28, 2014

The Wilsonville-based company saw its profit jump 71% in the quarter ending January 31.

 

Mortgaged Portland-area homeowners remain 'under water'

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Friday, February 28, 2014

15.2% of metro-area homeowners with a mortgage still owed more than their home was worth at the end of 2013.

 

Employers paid idle longshoremen $1M since June

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Friday, February 28, 2014

West Coast employers have shelled out more than $1 million to Portland-area longshore union members for not working during lockouts.

 

Adidas tops list for efforts to end Uzbekistan-sourced cotton

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Friday, February 28, 2014

The sports apparel manufacturer had the highest ranking among 49 brands judged for their efforts to eliminate the cotton in their supply chains.

 
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