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Food stamp use hits record high

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Food-stamp use hit a record 46.7 million people in June.

 

Worker productivity grows

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Productivity rose 2.2% in April-May at U.S. companies, mainly because employers cut back on hiring.

 

Ocean Power to use buoys as surveillance devices

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ocean Power Technologies is working with the U.S. department of Homeland Security to showcase how its buoys can be used for ocean surveillance.

 

Home prices jump

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

U.S. home prices jumped 3.8% year-over-year, the biggest increase in six years.

 

Damascus could leave urban growth boundary

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Damascus is set to vote in November about whether the city should leave the urban growth boundary.

 

Retiring boomers struggle to find doctors

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

As baby boomers enter retirement and move to rural areas, they are having trouble finding doctors that take Medicare.

 

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.

 
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