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Legislature meets to consider Nike tax bill

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Legislators are gathered to consider a bill providing tax certainty to Nike, which could have as many as 69 amendments.

 

Jeld-Wen opening North Carolina headquarters

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Oregon's largest private company, Jeld-Wen, plans to open a North American headquarters in North Carolina, despite denying rumors of that in September.

 

Nike legislation could lock out Intel

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Nike's request for special legislation on a favorable tax structure includes language that would make Intel ineligible.

 

Gun used in Clackamas mall shooting appeals to youth

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Friday, December 14, 2012

The type of rifle used in the Clackamas mall shooting, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, attracts a younger generation of shooters.

 

Demonstrators to protest at Oregon Zoo

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Animal-rights protesters plan to demonstrate outside the Oregon Zoo in a "Day of Action for Elephants."

 

Portland company makes cybercrime detecting devices

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Portland-based IPCopper manufactures computer network surveillance devices to help small business owners protect themselves from cybercrime.

 

East Portland changes happening slowly

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Upgrades to East Portland are beginning to happen, after the area has been largely ignored since being annexed in the late-1980s and early-1990s, activists say.

 
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