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Oregon lawmakers protest federal cuts to rural counties

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are protesting federal demands that financially distressed counties must return $3.6 million in federal payments.

 

Multnomah County Sheriff to begin releasing undocumented immigrants

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton plans to change his detention policy to release undocumented immigrants that are jailed for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes.

 

PremierWest shareholders approve acquisition

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Medford-based PremierWest Bank branches will fold into AmericanWest Bank in April.

 

Oregon timber company paying $130K for air violations

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Friday, March 29, 2013

An Oregon timber company is paying $130,925 to a wood stove replacement program as part of a settlement about air pollution violations alleged by Montana regulators.

 

Farmers plan record corn acreage

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Farmers will plant 97.3 million acres of corn this year, the most since 1936.

 

Oregon's personal income growth in top 10 in U.S.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Oregon's personal income growth was among the top 10 in the U.S. in 2012, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

 

NuScale Power seeks federal funds

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Corvallis-based NuScale Power is seeking private investment and public financing as it tries to win regulatory approval for its small modular nuclear reactor technology.

 
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Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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The global challenge

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Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Trends in business succession

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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