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Gray's Landing nears completion

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The first affordable housing development in Portland's South Waterfront district is set to open in November.

 

Oregon considers moving state fair

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission is studying future options for the state fair.

 

DIY market recovering

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The do-it-yourself industry is recovering as part of a rebounding home improvement market.

 

Manufacturing shrinks again

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

U.S. factory activity shrank for the third straight month in August.

 

Tomato-growing power plant could bring jobs to Dallas

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Friday, August 31, 2012

A proposed $60 million gas-fired electricity plant that would also grow fresh tomatoes and cucumbers could bring 120 permanent jobs to Dallas.

 

Federal Reserve ready to take action, Bernanke says

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Federal Reserve will provide more help to fix high unemployment if the economy doesn't improve.

 

National underwear brand launching Portland line

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Friday, August 31, 2012

National organic clothing brand PACT is launching a Portland-themed line of underwear.

 
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The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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