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Ashland entrepreneur's MustHaveMenus serves thousands

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ashland entrepreneur Jim Williams' online menu provider company MustHaveMenus serves 15,000 restaurants.

 

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.

 
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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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The solution to youth unemployment

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Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


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