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Port of Portland shipping costs could rise

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

If Hanjin stops making its weekly trips to the Port of Portland, it will mean higher costs for companies like Columbia Sportswear and Fred Meyer, as they will have to truck in goods from ports in Puget Sound.

 

Tektronix reorganizes, cutting some jobs

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Washington County-based Tektronix began a reorganization this week, reassigning employees and cutting jobs.

 

Oregon moves forward with driving tax

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oregon's plan to tax motorists based on number of miles driven rather than amount of fuel consumed is expected to launch in 2015 on a volunteer basis.

 

Adidas remains committed to Portland

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Portland-based Adidas America and Reebok, based in Massachusetts, are combining into Adidas Group North America.

 

Oregon broke labor laws

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oregon broke labor laws with its largest union two years ago when it forbid employees from using work email to talk about union matters, the state's Employment Relations Board decided.

 

Portland light rail brings new development

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The new light rail line through Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood could bring new apartments and a community market to the area.

 

Oregon strawberries find growth

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Oregon strawberry is primed for a comeback after decades of slow decline.

 
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