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[March 15, 2014]

Top 10 viewed Oregon business stories [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. :: ]

(Oregonian (Portland, OR) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) March 15--The most viewed stories on oregonlive.com/business from March 7th to 14th in order: 1. Columbia River Crossing: ODOT to pull plug, bridge project is dead The CRC is dead. After more than 10 years and nearly $190 million for planning and engineering, the Oregon Legislature made no move in the current session to keep the CRC alive. --Jeff Manning 2. Google Fiber puts the pressure on local governments with checklist, May deadline When Google announced it wants to offer a high-speed Internet service in the Portland area, it presented the cities with a 29-page checklist of needs -- and a May 1 deadline.


-- Mike Rogoway 3. Airbnb confirms plans for Portland hub, plans to hire 160 this year The San Francisco company's online job listings currently list seven different positions in Portland, all focused on customer service and related managerial work. -- Mike Rogoway 4. Intel plans to cut more than 400 IT jobs by mid April The cutbacks reflect Intel's ongoing effort to reduce its worldwide employment by about 5 percent this year in the face of flat sales and growing competition from mobile devices. -- Mike Rogoway 5. Chatter about Portland in the NFL is naive, until money gets on board A minor stir has followed some local ruminations about moving the National Football League's Oakland Raiders to Portland. Here's why it's not serious. --Mike Francis 6. Amazon Prime: At $99 a year, is it worth it? (chart) We did some back-of-the-envelope calculations to help determine whether the service's shipping benefits pays for itself. --Elliot Njus 7. Millennials aging into major players in real estate market At 78 percent, millenials by far make up the largest share of first-time homebuyers.--Elliot Njus 8. Federal funeral home sting hits 14 Portland businesses Out of 14 funeral home companies visited, investigators say only two failed to provide price lists as required by federal laws. -- Laura Gunderson 9. Feds accuse longshoremen of threatening to rape United Grain manager's daughter, harm boss's kids Ronald Hooks, NLRB regional director in Seattle, also accused United Grain of unfairly locking out union members and discharging longshoremen who wouldn't operate equipment they considered unsafe. --Rich Read 10. Longshoreman pleads the 5th, and tries to seal court documents, in United Grain sabotage case United Grain opposes Todd Walker's attempt to seal the court file, saying it would violate Washington's open-courts mandate. --Rich Read ___ (c)2014 The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) Visit The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) at www.oregonian.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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