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Friday, April 05, 2013

Oregon sent 700,000 fewer unemployment checks in the beginning of 2013 compared to a year ago.

 

PERS cuts fast-tracked

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Friday, April 05, 2013

A Democratic plan to cut PERS could reach Gov. John Kitzhaber's desk next week.

 

Eugene's Broadway Place sold for $18M

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Eugene's downtown residential and commercial complex, Broadway Place, was sold to an Arizona company for $18 million.

 

Construction and manufacturing boost Oregon's economy

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Construction and manufacturing, two of the hardest hit industries in the recession, lifted Oregon's economy in February.

 

Concordia College monitors food waste

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Portland's Concordia University wanted to find a solution to its growing food waste that was becoming out of control.

 

Oregon's underemployment 4th worst in U.S.

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Oregon's underemployment is the 4th worst in the U.S., at 17.2% in 2012.

 

Intel paid outgoing CEO $18.9M

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Intel paid outgoing CEO Paul Otellini a package valued at $18.9 million last year as he prepared to retire, a 10% raise.

 
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