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Housing sales increased for May

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Americans bought new homes in May at the fastest pace in more than two years. The increase suggests a modest recovery in the housing market continues, despite weaker job growth.

 

PDX considers tax for arts

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Monday, June 25, 2012

The City Council will consider placing a measure on the ballot to collect a $35 tax on Portlanders to help fund school art programs and non-profit art organizations on Wednesday.

 

Markets drop as Europe meets

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Market gloom prevailed Monday at the start of a crucial week for the euro, as Spain made a formal application for billions and European leaders looks for ways to shore up their currency.

 

Oregon Growth Board gears up

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Monday, June 25, 2012

A new board created this year to spur more economic growth in Oregon will meet for the first time on Tuesday.

 

America's most promising social entrepreneurs

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Bloomberg BusinessWeek picks the 25 top for-profit social enterprises.

 

Kulongoski to help solve port dispute

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Lawyers, longshoremen and spectators glanced up in surprise when former Gov. Ted Kulongoski strode across U.S. District Judge Michael Simon's courtroom and took a seat.

 

Invasive species from Japan likely

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Monday, June 25, 2012

The arrival of a Japanese dock on Agate Beach in Newport earlier this month “can be considered a wake-up call."

 
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