Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
There’s room at the inn as lodging industry feels drop
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
TheNines.jpgOregon’s lodging industry is taking a significant financial hit as consumers and businesses cut out unnecessary expenditures such as travel from their budgets.
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Vestas’ last promise of 1,000 jobs didn’t happen
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
V90_Solano.jpgGreen jobs were the toast of Oregon in April 2002 when Gov. John Kitzhaber, Sen. Gordon Smith and Portland Mayor Vera Katz joined executives from Vestas, the world’s largest wind power manufacturer, to announce the construction of a new factory in Portland  that would create more than 1,000 jobs by 2004.
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Deal Watch: Freightliner lands bittersweet military order
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Freightliner.jpgSince that chilly autumn day back in October when Daimler Trucks North America announced it would be shuttering its Portland plant come June 2010, little notice has been given to the company outside its inevitable fate.
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Next: an anti-malarial drug
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
mosquito.jpgIn the race to cure malaria, the devastating disease that claims 1 million lives each year, every development is critical. The deadliest strain has grown increasingly resistant to chloroquine, the safest and cheapest anti-malarial drug available.
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Q&A with Gale Castillo, president of the Hispanic Metro chamber
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
It’s no surprise given the state’s alarming employment trends that one can hardly throw a shoe these days without hitting a politician who claims to be creating jobs.
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