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Grain terminal managers prepare for showdown with longshoremen

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Managers of Northwest grain terminals are preparing for a longshoremen strike, with a contract expiring in five days.

 

Nick Fish says Sam Adams shouldn't rush Sustainability Center

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish says that he doesn't want Mayor Sam Adams to rush a new plan for the Oregon Sustainability Center through the City Council.

 

Comcast moving jobs from California to Oregon

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Comcast plans to add 50 jobs at its Beaverton call center as it shifts work from California.

 

Tualatin apartments back on track

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Construction on an apartment complex near Bridgeport Village in Tualatin is underway after starting in 2007 and being put on hold during the recession.

 

Conservation Services Group laying off Portland workers

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Conservation Services Group is laying off 40 workers from its Portland office after losing a bid with Energy Trust of Oregon.

 

Fewer CEOs planning to hire

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A survey of U.S. CEOs shows a large drop in the number of companies planning to add jobs or hire workers.

 

Consumer confidence rises

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Americans' confidence in the economy is at its highest in seven months, which could give a boost to President Obama's campaign.

 
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