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Schnitzer Steel shares drop after reporting first-quarter loss

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Shares in Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. fell 7.9 percent Tuesday after the Portland-based company reported a $2 million first-quarter loss.

 

Governor visits Eugene schools, businesses

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Perhaps the most surprising thing at a meeting between Eugene School District employees and Gov. John Kitzhaber was the generous applause that followed his remarks.

 

Feed-in tariff doing well in Oregon

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A report on Oregon's two-year pilot incentive for solar power known as the feed-in tariff shows the program is viable.

 

Portland startup helps create panoramic images

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Portland startup Gigapan produces hardware and software to make high pixel density panoramic photographs.

 

Retailers report highest holiday hiring since 2006

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Holiday hiring in 2012 reached its highest level in six years.

 

Central Oregon tourism up

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Holiday tourism in Central Oregon was up in 2012 compared to a year before.

 

Oregon scientists say federal agency censored them

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Southern Oregon fish biologists filed a scientific misconduct complaint alleging that the Bureau of Reclamation plans to disband their team for unpopular studies.

 
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Small business sales go big

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BY BRANDON SAWYER

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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Fuel's gold

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The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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The more they change, the more they stay the same

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The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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