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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.

 

Weak jobs report weakens economic outlook

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Friday, June 01, 2012

U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year. At the same time, the unemployment rate rose.

 

Walmart's first West Coast grocery stores open in Portland area

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Walmart opened its first West Coast standalone grocery stores in West Linn and Beaverton, and plans to open a third in Gresham in August.

 
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13 West Coast seafood species now 'sustainable'

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Oregon Business wins awards

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ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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