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Friday, September 28, 2012

Demand for new University of Oregon student housing is soaring, as a developer considers building a 12-story apartment tower near campus.

 

PERS to announce employer contribution rates

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System Board is set to approve employer contribution rates.

 

Portland's economy grows

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Portland's economy expanded faster than normal in July, topping the rest of the state, according to a University of Oregon index.

 

Manufacturing jobs a social equalizer

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Portland's manufacturing jobs pay more, and offer economic equity for minorities.

 

Canola fight pits organic foodies against biofuel advocates

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Willamette Valley's controversy over growing canola for biofuel is creating a conflict between producers of organic foods and renewable energy.

 

PGE pays to repair botched solar installation

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Portland General Electric will pay $1 million to repair fire hazards in a solar rooftop installed through a ProLogis partnership.

 

Capital One cuts Tigard jobs

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Capital One expects to cut 217 jobs in its Tigard collections department by 2013.

 
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