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Bend added to list of improving housing markets

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Monday, September 10, 2012

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

 

Longshoremen and grain terminal operators negotiate

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Monday, September 10, 2012

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

 

Unemployed accepting lower pay

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Monday, September 10, 2012

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

 

China imports fall

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Monday, September 10, 2012

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

 

Kodak continues to cut jobs

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Monday, September 10, 2012

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

 

August jobs report weak

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Friday, September 07, 2012

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

 

Blumenauer calls for food cart cash mob

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Rep. Earl Blumenauer is calling for a "cash mob" at Portland food carts in advance of Paul Ryan's Monday Governor Hotel visit that could close nearby streets and businesses.

 
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