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Job market for college grads brightens a bit

By PAUL WISEMAN

But many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for lower pay than they'd expected.



Pierce Transit may spend $450K on PR

Pierce Transit may spend nearly half a million dollars over the next three years on a marketing consultant to improve its public image.


No Trader Joe's for N.E. Portland site

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says Trader Joe's will not be coming to a northeast Portland neighborhood.


Oregon mall up for auction again

After a decade of failed sales and revival efforts, an Eastern Oregon shopping center is going back on the auction block, with what a real estate agent calls “a motivated seller” and a starting bid of $300,000.


Duke: coal ash removal from N.C. rivers would cost $10B

By MICHAEL BIESECKER

The company's proposal is to remove coal ash stored at three power plants, but leave much of it at other sites covered with tarps and soil.


Amigo Arts wins award for signage

Amigo Arts, a design and fabrication studio in Monroe, said it won the Best in Show award from Signweb.com, which is a website for a magazine called Signs of the Times.

Kennewick family farm is planning a $48M IPO

Taggares Agriculture wants to raise the money to buy orchards and vineyards in the Northwest.


Payment system attacks trail other cybercrimes

By BREE FOWLER

While Target's massive data breach last year caused consumers to panic and drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches on retailer payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.


Idaho man gets jail for stealing BLM sandstone

Prosecutors say Brian Kirkpatrick started stealing the sandstone in November 2012 and selling it commercially for landscape projects.


Will the feds snuff out e cigarette sales?

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM

New FDA rules could come as early as this month and will have big implications for a fast-growing, largely unregulated industry and its customers.


Dubai rebuilding airport runways

Two runways at Dubai International Airport will be closed at alternate times during the project.



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