Hospital jobs down, but sector steady

Planned layoffs by several Oregon health-care providers indicate that not even the state’s hospital workforce is immune to the weakened economy.
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University endowments decline

The endowments at the state’s three largest universities have suffered along with the rest of the economy. While that revenue is not a significant portion of their budgets, it’s still a stinger.
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Mt. Bachelor attempts to win back skiers

MtBachelorSki.jpgIt was one of the most important days of the season for Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, midway between Christmas and New Year's, and the conditions were not pretty.
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Stocks that went up

You know times are hard when you can count on one hand the public companies that gained over the past year.
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Health reform still plans Salem campaign

This won’t be an easy legislative session for health-care reform. It was one of the 2007 legislative session’s biggest stars; this year it plays second fiddle to the economy, jobs and economic stimulus.
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Jobless fund steady despite rising claims

Oregon's unemployed drained more than $318 million from the state's unemployment insurance trust fund in fourth-quarter 2008, as the number of claimants rose to 105,451 by year's end.
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