Columbia Sportswear profit declines

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Columbia Sportswear's third-quarter profits declined 4.5%, and the threat of clear and balmy winter skies could mean more declines.

 

Schnitzer Steel takes earnings hit

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Schnitzer Steel Industries said that its net income fell 77% between 2011 and 2012 amid falling scrap metal prices.

 

Commercial airlines boost Precision Castparts

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Fiscal net income for Precision Castparts rose 13% as demand for commercial airplane parts rose.

 

U.S. economy grows at 2 percent rate

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2% in the third quarter, slightly better than expected.

 

Tough divorce attorneys grapple with conflict rules

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

There are only a handful of high-profile divorce attorneys in Portland, and most say they’ve been the victims of spouses manipulating conflict of interest rules. But Jody Stahancyk has seen it happen to her with regularity.

 

State analysis: casino would shrink Oregon economy

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Revenue Office takes into account all the impacts—positive and negative—from a huge casino in east Multnomah County. The bottom line: The casino would probably cost state and local governments money and, on a broader basis, actually shrink the Oregon economy.

 

Oregon court rules against LNG terminal

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The state Court of Appeals upheld the right of Clatsop County to deny approval of a pipeline through the county to bring liquified natural gas to an export terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River.

 
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