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Powell's COO becomes CEO

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Emily Powell is stepping down as CEO of Powell's Books, and COO Miriam Sontz is replacing her.

 

Hitachi expanding in Hillsboro

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Hitachi High Technologies America is expanding in Hillsboro, adding 30 engineers.

 

Nike joins NASA in green innovation group

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Nike is a member of LAUNCH, a group including NASA and the U.S. Department of State.

 

Oregon Legislature could still approve tax increase

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Republicans and Democrats could still come to a compromise on tax increases before the June 30 deadline.

 

Columbia Sportswear sets revenue record

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Columbia Sportswear set a record for first quarter revenues, due to late-season cold weather.

 

Banks cut thousands of jobs

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Major financial firms are cutting jobs due to a slow recovery, low interest rates and technology advances.

 

Oregon tax increase plan flops

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Democratic bill to increase taxes on the wealthy flopped on the Oregon House floor.

 
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