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NW Portland Con-way site sold

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Con-way finalized the sale of two acres at its Northwest Portland campus, to become a New Seasons Market, other retail, and an 115-unit apartment complex. The renovation is set to begin in 2014 and open in spring 2015.

 

Prineville home to flying car business

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Samson Motors set up business at the Prineville/Crook County Airport. The company's prototype is called the Switchblade, an experimental aircraft that is designed to drive from an owner's garage to a local airport.

 

Oregon construction jobs increase

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Construction jobs in Oregon are on the rise. The state ranks 17th in the nation for construction job growth, up from 43rd in 2012. Oregon added 2,700 construction jobs last year.

 

Walmart's impact in Cornelius has been positive

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Walmart's effect on Cornelius has been overall positive since its debut in 2010, an analysis of taxes, jobs and traffic finds. Cornelius' acceptance of Walmart is much different than other metro-area cities that are protesting incoming Walmart locations, such as Sherwood.

 

Oregon gets $2.9M for health exchange advisors

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving Oregon $2.9 million of a nationwide $150 million in grants to hire advisors to help patients enroll with health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 3,000 people will be hired nationwide.

 

Hemp measure makes the farm bill

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A provision that could make industrial hemp farming legal made it into the U.S. House-passed farm bill. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is happy that colleges and universities would be able to grow hemp for research purposes.

 

Oregon needs to better track unemployment benefits

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oregon must get better at tracking the unemployment benefits it pays out, the U.S. Department of Labor says. Last year, Oregon managed to get back only $20 million of the $44 million it overpaid in unemployment benefits.

 
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