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Hiring increased, early report says

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

A new report suggests employers increased hiring in June, adding 176,000 jobs.

 

Labor arbitrator tells longshoremen to speed up

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

A labor arbitrator told longshoremen at the Port of Portland to quit slowing down, a day after a federal judge ordered the same thing.

 

Failed ballot topics may return

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Some measures that Oregon voters have decided against in the past three decades may return to the ballot in November.

 

Mortgage rates hit record lows

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Fixed U.S. mortgage rates fell again to new record lows.

 

Retail sales down

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Retail sales fell in June, raising industry concerns about the back-to-school season.

 

Oregon economy growing at nation's second-fastest rate

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Oregon's economic growth outpaced all but North Dakota's in 2011, thanks to manufacturing gains.

 

Oregon announces new tax break zones

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Oregon approved three new enterprise zones in Portland, Beaverton and Veneta.

 
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