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West Coast leaders plan clean economy jobs

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

A group of government leaders from Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia formed a plan to create 1 million clean economy jobs by 2020.

 

Portland OK's bike-sharing program

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Portland City Council authorized the Bureau of Transportation to solicit proposals from bike-sharing companies.
 

Columbia Sportswear to lay off 80

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Columbia Sportswear is in the process of laying off about 80 employees worldwide.
 

Jobless claims fall nationwide

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Jobless claims fell nationwide last week, but they climbed by 1,026 in Oregon.
 

Oregon wineries must work together, experts say

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Oregon wineries must promote themselves as a unified brand while highlighting diversity, experts say.
 

Oregon rated "B+" on spending transparency

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Oregon received a "B+" grade for government spending transparency, according to an annual report.
 

Craft Brew Alliance earnings up

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Craft Brew Alliance reported fourth-quarter profits were up, despite the continuing slump of its Widmer Brothers signature Hefeweizen.
 
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