Oregon Employers Hire Most Workers In 20 Years

Posted by Associated Press on November 18, 2014

SALEM, Ore. — State figures show that Oregon employers went on a hiring spree this fall, adding nearly 10,000 jobs in October.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday that’s the largest one-month gain in jobs since August 1995, when more than 10,400 jobs were added.

The agency said hiring was particularly strong in three sectors: manufacturing, health care, and professional and business …

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U.S. Postal Service Has Been Hacked

Posted by Associated Press on November 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised.

The FBI and other federal agencies are investigating, the agency said in a statement.

Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer said personal information that may have been obtained in the attack includes employees’ names, …

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Portland City Hall Considering $46M Street Fee

Posted by Associated Press on November 10, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has proposed a $46 million street fee that commissioners could approve without a public vote.

At a press conference Monday, Hales acknowledged that “no one is going to love” what he and Commissioner Steve Novick are presenting, but the money is needed to fix roads.

If council approves, Portland residents will pay a tax for …

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From Oregon: Ebola Isolation Suite

Posted by Steve Leader on November 6, 2014

Photo courtesy: Associated Press

A Redmond, Oregon company has created a product to make life easier for people who may possibly be infected with the Ebola virus.

BasX Solutions CEO Dave Benson says the Ebola Isolation Suite is like a surgical suite, travel trailer, and luxury condo, rolled into one.  Prices range from $20,000 to $200,000.

Benson says, while the Suite is geared …

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Gas Prices Under $3 A Gallon For First Time Since 2010

Posted by Pat Boyle on November 3, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of gas in Portland has fallen more than 7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.11 on Sunday. The national average has fallen almost 4 cents in the last week to $2.99 a gallon.

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy says “this past weekend we witnessed the national average declining …

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