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Coos Bay Rail Link back on track

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Monday, June 04, 2012

After four years on hiatus, the Coos Bay-to-Eugene railroad line is back open, bringing a much needed boost to the Coast Range.

 

Affordable housing group expands to Hillsboro

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Two Hillsboro apartment buildings for fixed-income seniors completed $1.4 million in refurbishments.

 

Pacific Northwest College of Art unveils $30M renovation plan

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Monday, June 04, 2012

The Pacific Northwest College of Art unveiled a $30 million renovation plan for a former post office and federal building in downtown Portland.

 

Oregon banks slowly recovering

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Oregon's banks are slowly returning to good health, and most are profitable again.

 

Employers waiting before hiring

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Business is picking up, but American companies are choosing to wait before stepping up hiring.

 

Credit card debt still big problem

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Americans have been successful at escaping some debt, but credit card debt is still a major problem.

 

Factory orders fall

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Companies placed 0.6% fewer orders to U.S. factories in April for the second straight month of decline.

 
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