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Oregon adds jobs in November

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oregon's economy gained jobs in November after a two-month slowdown.

 

Kitzhaber releases final energy plan

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gov. John Kitzhaber released the final version of his 10-Year Energy Action Plan.

 

Bill Gates invests $20M in Schrodinger

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates invested another $20 million in software-maker Schrödinger.

 

Carl Icahn wants to purchase Greenbrier

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

American Railcar Industries, whose main investor is Carl Icahn, wants to purchase rival Greenbrier Companies for $543 million.

 

Jeld-Wen job losses unclear

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oregon officials still don't know how many jobs will be lost in Klamath Falls when Jeld-Wen moves its North American headquarters to North Carolina.

 

Brammo delivers first Empulse R

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ashland-based Brammo made the first delivery of its Empulse R to a buyer in San Francisco.

 

Grain handlers reject longshore offer

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Northwest grain terminal owners rejected a longshore union offer, saying it was uncompetitive.

 
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