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Oregon auto dealers report growth

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Oregon lost 300 auto dealers in the last four years, but those remaining are finally seeing an upswing.

 

Economists more optimistic about jobs, housing

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Monday, May 21, 2012

U.S. economists are growing more optimistic about recovery in the job and housing markets.

 

More men join women-dominated job fields

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Over the last decade, men have increasingly joined job fields traditionally dominated by women.

 

Chinese company buys AMC

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Chinese company Wanda signed a deal in Beijing to buy AMC, the second-largest theater chain in the U.S.

 

Recovery hasn't arrived in Southern Oregon

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Ten of 14 components used to measure Southern Oregon's economic health declined, according to an index by the University of Oregon.

 

SolarWorld wins tariffs on Chinese products

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Friday, May 18, 2012

The U.S. Commerce Department announced plans to enact tariffs ranging from 31-250% on Chinese solar panels and cells.

 

Apple data centers go green

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Friday, May 18, 2012

None of Apple's three data centers, including the one being built in Prineville, will use power produced by coal.

 
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