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Walmart opening in Beaverton

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Friday, January 11, 2013

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market store is set to open in Beaverton next week.

 

Portland restaurateurs opening restaurants abroad

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Two Portland restaurateurs are opening second locations in China and Japan.

 

Pacific Power helps fund Medford airport solar

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Pacific Power's Blue Sky grant program helped pay for a solar installation at Medford's Rogue Valley International Airport.

 

Gas prices expected to fall

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Gas prices should fall by 5% due to a good supply and weak demand, experts say.

 

Feds list new mortgage rules

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Friday, January 11, 2013

The government released new mortgage rules, which may make it easier to get a mortgage from a community bank or credit union instead of a large bank.

 

Port of Portland to pay $10 a container to retain shipping lines

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Port of Portland will pay shipping lines $10 each container to keep shipping lines here despite longshore labor disputes.

 

Fiscal cliff deal to cost Oregon $13M

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oregon stands to lose $1.8 million in revenue for the current tax year and $13.3 million in the next two years from the fiscal cliff tax deal.

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

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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Small business sales go big

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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