Bank CEO steps down to lead SBA

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eugene-based Summit Bank CEO Ann Marie Mehlum is stepping down to become associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access.

 

Hollywood District's last used bookstore closing

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Northeast Portland's Second Glance Books is closing, and then there won't be any used book stores left in the Hollywood District.

 

Oregon Legislature adjourns

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The 2013 Oregon Legislature came to an anticlimactic close July 8.

 

Oregon timber harvest up 36 percent

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Oregon's timber harvest in 2012 was up 36% from its 2009 low.

 

Oregon has more jobs available

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Oregon still has four unemployed people for every job opening, but the number of job vacancies is more than double those of 2009, according to a study by the state Employment Department.

 

Portland families need $69K to live modestly

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A family of four in the Portland area needs to make $69,000 a year to live modestly.

 

SolarWorld laying off 100 in Hillsboro

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

SolarWorld plans to lay off 100 of its 700 workers at its Hillsboro facility.

 
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