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Oregon outpaces other states in clean jobs

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Oregon ranked highest on a recent Clean Jobs Index.

 

Shrimping increases in Oregon

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Shrimp is the second-largest fishery in Oregon, growing rapidly in the last few decades.

 

Oregon ranks as worst state to retire in

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

A recent study of the best U.S. states to retire in, counting Washington D.C., ranked Oregon worst in 51st place.

 

Ruby Receptionists expands to Beaverton

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Portland-based Ruby Receptionists is opening a new Beaverton office, where the company plans to employ 174 people by 2015.

 

Oregon home prices surge

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

U.S. home prices rose 10.5% in March compared with a year ago, and Oregon ranked fifth out of the 50 states with a 14.3% gain.

 

Precision Castparts workers to vote on unionization

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

2,300 Portland employees of Precision Castparts Corp. will vote in June on whether to unionize.

 

Number of unvaccinated children grows

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oregon had the highest number of kindergarteners in the country opting out of immunizations in 2012, and the rate inched up from 5.8% to 6.4% this year.

 
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