Unemployment rate in Portland falls to new 5-year low

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A new state report shows the Portland unemployment rate is at a new five-year low of 6.7 percent, down from 7.0 percent in October, despite a loss of jobs in November.

 

Lawmakers want a Nike-style deal for rural businesses

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Several rural lawmakers are hoping to create a legislative package for small businesses in Oregon similar to the 30-year tax agreement created solely for Nike.

 

Sen. Ron Wyden proposes wildfire legislation

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Mike Crapo introduced legislation that would treat natural wildfire disasters without funds from regular federal agency budgets.

 

Many Oregonians will face insurance gap come January

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Many Oregonians will not have subsidized health-insurance coverage by Jan. 1 because their applications were deemed incomplete by Cover Oregon.

 

Sequestration will not affect federal aid to timber counties

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Oregon's timber counties will not be affected by mandatory budget cuts to January's federal subsidy checks.

 

Navy stays fully charged with OpConnect

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The U.S. Navy ordered five additional charging stations from OpConnect, a Portland company specializing in electric vehicle charging technology.

 

Portland named "Best City in America"

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Movato, a real-estate company, recently named Portland the Best City in America.

 
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