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Manufacturers to hire vets

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some of the nation's leading manufacturing companies are teaming up to train veterans to fill 600,000 high-tech manufacturing jobs.

 

Truffle growers hope business will rival wine industry

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pioneers of the Oregon truffle industry hope truffle growing will catch on in Oregon, much like the wine industry did in the 1960s.

 

Eastern Oregon farmers push for more water

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Eastern Oregon farmers say more water from the Columbia River would allow them to grow more valuable crops.

 

Japanese engineers visit Oregon's tsunami-proof bridges

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Monday, October 15, 2012

A group of visiting engineers from Japan visited two newer bridges in Oregon that have been designed to withstand tsunamis.

 

New equipment helps food share

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Marion-Polk Food Share installed industrial repackaging equipment, allowing the food bank to almost double its bulk food processing.

 

Only mild growth expected in 2013

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Economists foresee only mild growth in 2013, with unemployment expected to be back above 8% for the first half of the year.

 

Two U.S. economists win Nobel Prize

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Two Americans were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.

 
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