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Oregon commutes getting worse

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A growing number of Oregon residents are forced into extreme commutes due to lasting recession effects.

 

Wells Fargo expanding mortgage branch in Portland

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Wells Fargo is hiring 90 underwriters in Portland because of an uptick in demand for home loans.

 

State unemployment rate steady at 8.4 percent

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Oregon's unemployment rate in January was 8.4%, as the private sector added 5,000 jobs but the public sector cut 800.

 

Jobless benefits dropping

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Weekly unemployment benefits will drop 10.7% starting March 31, the Oregon Employment Department says.

 

Democrats, Republicans propose major PERS cuts

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Democrats proposed $445 million in PERS cuts, while Republicans proposed more than $1.5 billion in cuts.

 

Eastern Oregon geothermal plant running

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Oregon's first industrial-scale geothermal plant is up and running in Eastern Oregon.

 

Investigator accuses longshore official of pouring sand in gears

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

An investigator for the Vancouver, Wash. United Grain terminal accuses a longshore union official of pouring sand into a gearbox as sabotage.

 
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