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Nike brand president to retire

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Nike brand president Charlie Denson is retiring in January. Current executive of brand and category management Trevor Edwards will replace him.

 

Saboteurs destroy genetically modified beets

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Saboteurs destroyed two fields of genetically modified sugar beets in southern Oregon.

 

Portland home prices surge 12 percent

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Portland-area home prices are up 12% year-over-year.

 

PGE says bidding process was fair

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Portland General Electric responded to critics, saying its recent competitive bidding process for new resources was fair.

 

Fast food restaurants change with the times

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Friday, June 21, 2013

A Hillsboro McDonald's and Tigard Burgerville are among local quick service restaurants that are changing their looks.

 

Shared Housing program shuts down

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Shared Housing program for Ecumenical Ministries is shutting down a service that helped people rent rooms at reduced prices, due to Portland city budget cuts.

 

GOP seeks $150M tax break for biz owners

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oregon Republicans are seeking a $150 million tax break for some business owners to protect them from the state's high income tax.

 
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