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Jobless claims fall

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Applications for unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to 363,000 in the U.S. last week.

 

U.S. added 158,000 jobs

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

U.S. businesses added 158,000 jobs in October, according to payroll provider ADP.

 

Oregon's economic growth will outpace most states

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oregon's economic growth through March is expected to outpace most states, according to a new Federal Reserve forecast.

 

OpConnect launches smartphone payments for EV charging stations

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Portland-based electric vehicle charging station company OpConnect is launching smartphone payment technology.

 

Fashion Tech closing Portland plant

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fashion Tech plans to shutter its window-blind plant, cutting 98 jobs.

 

Whole Foods stores get battery-exchange pilot

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Five Northwest Whole Foods Market stores signed on for the pilot phase of Portland-based Bettery's battery exchange kiosks.

 

Oregon dairy finds potential in Asia

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

An Oregon dairy industry executive found market opportunities in Asia in a recent trade mission led by Gov. John Kitzhaber.

 
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