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Mar 5, 2015 | via The Columbian
With the deep freeze that has inundated the eastern half of the United States contributing to the drop, prices for logs and lumber processed on the West Coast have dipped over the last couple of months. "There was a quick uptick in the market in late 2014, and that had a lot of people in the industry anticipating a good start to the new year," said Shawn Church, editor of Random Lengths, a Eugene-based publication that tracks the log and lumber businesses. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Washington Times
An Oregon commission proposed Friday levying a $135,000 fine against Aaron and Melissa Klein for refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony based on their Christian beliefs. Aaron and Melissa Klein , who are struggling to make ends meet after closing Sweet Cakes by Melissa in September 2013, received the 110-page proposed order Friday from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which ruled against the couple in February. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via The Oregonian
Oregon and 42 other states, along with the federal government, have reached a settlement a mortgage company they say helped would-be mortgage loan officers cheat on licensing exams. New Day Financial of Maryland, which conducted business as NewDay USA , will pay a $5.28 million penalty to be split between the states, and its CEO will be removed. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via The Oregonian
Houses lingered on the market for less time in March -- about 75 days, on average -- than in February, RMLS reported. People seeking to buy a house in Portland faced longer odds in March than at any time since September 2005, the Regional Multiple Listing Service reported this week. Comment?
Monday Apr 6 | via Dallas Morning News
Hospitals know their chances of getting paid plummet as soon as the patient walks out the door. Patients, meanwhile, are often unprepared for paying thousands of dollars for their health insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket ceilings. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 1 | via Willamette Week
Stuart, 47, is CEO of Oregon's second-largest financial institution, with 26 branches, 501 employees and assets of $3.6 billion. His organization is growing fast and opening branches so posh they would make tellers at Chase blush. Comment?
13 min ago | via SouthCoastToday.com
"Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion." So said Hillary Rodham Clinton in announcing her 2016 presidential campaign. Comment?
45 min ago | via The Cyprus Weekly
Cyprus is set to go under the Troika microscope once again this week, nine months after the island's adjustment program was put on hold. Parliament only recently approved the controversial legislation on foreclosures and the insolvency framework - a demand by the EU, ECB and IMF before further aid was released. Comment?
52 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Investors now have to decide if the P/E, P/S, and P/B discounts to peers make it worth holding a bank that should be stuck operationally for at least three quarters. First Niagara Financial Group Inc. did not have a great Q1, and didn't guide to great financial results on a full-year basis, specifically net interest margin. Comment?
1 hr ago | via ArkansasBusiness.com
The sale of a 32,518-SF special needs health and education facility in west Little Rock checked in at $8.19 million. Comment?
1 hr ago | via RTE.ie
Ulster Bank is to write to 2,000 people in arrears telling them if they sell their homes they will not be pursued for the outstanding debt if they are on low incomes. The commitment is made in a document which will be sent to people who have not communicated with the bank regarding their outstanding mortgage payments. Comment?
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