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Schnitzer Steel profits drop

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Schnitzer Steel Industries' fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 10%, due in part to a restructuring charge.

 

Brewer's yeast could become Oregon's official microbe

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Rep. Mark Johnson wants brewer's yeast to become Oregon's official state microbe as a way to honor the state's microbrew movement.

 

Low revenue prompts Port of Coos Bay layoffs

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Dissapointing marina revenue led to recent layoffs at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.

 

More homebuyers choosing West Linn

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

West Linn and Lake Oswego had the highest increase for homes sold in Oregon, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service.

 

Oregon metro economies still slow

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Five Oregon metro areas are still growing at a slower than normal pace, a University of Oregon monthly report shows.

 

SoloPower cuts California jobs amid restructuring

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

SoloPower is laying off 61 in San Jose, Calif. this month as it focuses on production in Portland.

 

Cover Oregon adds providers

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

22 health care providers will offer medical and dental plans online through Cover Oregon this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

 
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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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