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Daimler Trucks plans massive layoffs

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Daimler Trucks North America is warning workers of a potential layoff across manufacturing sites.

 

Oregon union membership declines

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The percentage of workers in unions is dropping across the nation, with Oregon's membership declining at an even steeper rate.

 

Boy Scouts policy change could restore Intel donations

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

If the Boy Scouts decide to allow gay members, it could bring back one of the organization's main financial benefactors, Intel.

 

Oregon Capitol could get $250M upgrade

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Oregon's 75-year old state capitol building needs a $250 million upgrade to avoid being destroyed in an earthquake.

 

Eugene's BHS acquires Dutch company

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Eugene-based Bulk Handling Systems acquired Amsterdam-based recycling equipment maker Nihot Recycling Technology.

 

Evergreen merges with SSOE Group

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Evergreen EDC, one of Oregon's largest engineering firms, is merging with the SSOE Group.

 

Yamhill County getting courthouse dog

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yamhill County's district attorney is on the waitlist to get a courthouse dog to help calm witnesses and crime victims in the courtroom.

 
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