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Oregon farms face uncertain future

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Less than 40% of farmers have a plan for the future of their land, a major concern for the agriculture industry when the average farmer's age is 57.

 

OHSU reports profitable year

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Oregon Health and Science University reported a financially successful year.

 

Gas costs push consumer prices higher

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Rising gas costs drove up consumer prices in August by the most in three years.

 

Portland closer to Convention Center hotel

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Friday, September 14, 2012

The Metro Council and Portland Development Commission voted to approve pursuing a deal to build a Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.

 

Home sales soar

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Home sales in the Portland area rose in August, the strongest month by volume the local market has seen in five years.

 

Builder by bike hiring

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Portland entrepreneur Chris Sanderson's bicycle-run construction business is booming.

 

Fed plans bond buying

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Friday, September 14, 2012

The Federal Reserve launched a new effort to boost the stock market and make borrowing cheaper.

 
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