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Oregon economic index improves

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Economic activity improved in Oregon, bolstered by manufacturing and service industries.
 

Lawmakers' focus shifts to economy

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Although Oregon's legislative session ended on a high note, lawmakers still have work to do when it comes to economic growth.
 

Legislators aim to close loopholes in foreign worker program

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Peter DeFazio want to close loopholes in a visa program that lets forest companies hire foreign workers when there are U.S. citizens who would take the jobs.
 

BPA files wind farm plan

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
The Bonneville Power Administration filed a plan of action to deal with wind farm shutoffs when too much hydropower is being generated. 
 

4-tower superblock planned for Lloyd District

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
A proposed 780 unit "superblock" in Portland's Lloyd District would add much-needed housing to the commercial and office area, developers say.
 

Worker productivity slows

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Growth in worker productivity slowed at the end of 2011, while labor costs rose.
 

Blount International sales jump

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Sales at Portland-based Blount International jumped 36% in 2011, and 2012 sales are expected to exceed $1 billion.
 
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Small business sales go big

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


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The solution to youth unemployment

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Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


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