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Housing recovery imminent

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

After years of false hopes, evidence of a housing recovery is finally accumulating.

 

Software Association of Oregon changes name

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Software Association of Oregon changed its name to the Technology Association of Oregon, similar to the also-changing TechAmerica Oregon.

 

OHSU adopts $2B budget

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Oregon Health & Science University Board of Directors adopted a budget of $2.085 billion for the next fiscal year.

 

Oregon has more than 250 advisory boards

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oregon has so many state boards and commissions that officials have lost count of them.

 

Nike takes over Eugene for track trials

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

During the 10-day U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, Nike spends millions to transform Eugene.

 

Maxim plans $75M expansion in Beaverton

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Maxim Integrated Products plans to spend $75 million to upgrade its semiconductor factory in Beaverton.

 

Oregon's health-care fate

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oregon is one of the few states aggressively pushing to implement health reforms that fit with the federal Affordable Care Act. What will happen if the Supreme Court overturns part or all of the 2010 law?

 
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