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Oregon's colleges have some of the worst finances in the nation

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Oregon's public colleges are enduring some of the most dire financial straits in the nation, a new report says.

 

Bonneville has $3.5M for researchers

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Bonneville Power Administration wants to develop more efficient ways to develop and deliver energy, and has $3.5 million available for new projects.

 

Ashland entrepreneur's MustHaveMenus serves thousands

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ashland entrepreneur Jim Williams' online menu provider company MustHaveMenus serves 15,000 restaurants.

 

Oregon commutes getting worse

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A growing number of Oregon residents are forced into extreme commutes due to lasting recession effects.

 

Wells Fargo expanding mortgage branch in Portland

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Wells Fargo is hiring 90 underwriters in Portland because of an uptick in demand for home loans.

 

State unemployment rate steady at 8.4 percent

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Oregon's unemployment rate in January was 8.4%, as the private sector added 5,000 jobs but the public sector cut 800.

 

Jobless benefits dropping

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Weekly unemployment benefits will drop 10.7% starting March 31, the Oregon Employment Department says.

 
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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

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Community colleges and sustainability

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Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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