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Multnomah County to examine coal health hazards

The Multnomah County health department plans to review potential health hazards from coal trains that will pass through the county on the way to new export terminals.

Bend added to list of improving housing markets

The National Association of Home Builders added Bend to its list of improving housing markets. 

Longshoremen and grain terminal operators negotiate

Longshoremen and grain terminal operators are beginning negotiations that could affect farmers across the Northwest and Midwest.

Unemployed accepting lower pay

Long-term unemployment is lessening as people accept lower pay to go back to work.

China imports fall

China's imports shrank in August, a sign that its economic slump is worsening.

Kodak continues to cut jobs

Kodak is reshuffling executives and cutting jobs as it tries to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

August jobs report weak

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.1% from 8.3% in July, but only because more people gave up looking for jobs.