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Proposed Hayden terminal unhealthy, analysis finds

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Port of Portland's proposed marine terminals on Hayden Island will increase toxic air pollution and reduce home property values, a draft health analysis found.

 

Oregon's financial industry recovering

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

After five years of losses that cut 14% of its jobs, Oregon's finance industry is recovering.

 

Compost smell hurting small businesses

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Small business owners say smells from the Nature's Needs composting site in North Plains is driving away business.

 

Newsweek ceases print publication

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Newsweek plans to end its print publication after 80 years on Dec. 31.

 

Casino backers fold campaign

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Proponents of Ballot Measures 82 and 83 called off their campaign in support of a privatized casino called The Grange only three days before ballots go in the mail.

 

Nike drops Lance Armstrong

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A week after doping evidence was made public, Nike terminated Lance Armstrong's contract, as he also stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, his cancer foundation.

 

Evraz reopening Portland steel mill

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oregon Steel Mills owner Evraz North America plans to reopen a previously shuttered Portland steel mill, hiring 200 workers to make oil and natural gas pipe.

 
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