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Unemployment applications climb

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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Unemployment applications climbed by 8,000 last week, but the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the market is strengthening.
 

Exxon to spend $150B to find oil, gas

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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Exxon plans to spend $150 billion over the next five years to find more oil and natural gas to meet rising demands.
 

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.
 
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