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Planning experts say central city Portland needs to grow more dense

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Portland city planners say that for the central city to continue to thrive, it must grow even more dense.

 

Taxes increasing in 2013 for 163M workers

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Monday, October 22, 2012

163 million workers are expected to get a big tax increase in 2013, regardless of who wins the presidential election.

 

John Gray dies at 93

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Oregon developer and philanthropist John D. Gray died Friday in Portland at 93.

 

Portland food cart wins PETA honor

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Monday, October 22, 2012

A vegan BLT made by Portland's DC Vegetarian food cart was named No. 1 in the nation by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.

 

ReVolt Technology to file bankruptcy

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Portland-based and taxpayer-backed battery technology company ReVolt Technology plans to file bankruptcy.

 

Halloween means big business for retailers

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween has become one of the most important shopping events of the year, boosting everything from high-end department stores to thrift shops.

 

FedEx expects boost from online holiday shopping

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Monday, October 22, 2012

FedEx expects to ship 280 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas, up 13% from a year ago.

 
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