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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.

 

Retail spending up

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Retail spending increased 1.1% in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence.

 

One-stop health care planned in Beaverton

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Health care providers are planning Beaverton's first one-stop health and wellness center, funded in part by a $1.6 million federal grant.

 

Deschutes County braces for rise in foreclosures

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Judges in Deschutes County are bracing for a sharp uptick in foreclosures as banks skip the non-judicial foreclosure process following a new state law.

 

Lane County home sales rise

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Friday, October 12, 2012

The Lane County residential real estate market showed improvement in September from a year earlier.

 

Governor appoints timber panel

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed a 14-member panel that will seek a compromise on logging.

 

Some Medicare prescription plans to raise rates

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year.

 
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