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Indictments in Nike sneaker theft scheme; Vancouver waterfront development update: business news briefing [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. :: ]
[July 11, 2014]

Indictments in Nike sneaker theft scheme; Vancouver waterfront development update: business news briefing [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. :: ]

(Oregonian (Portland, OR) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 11--Good morning. Here's the Oregon business news you need to know today. Get these headlines delivered to your inbox twice daily by subscribing to the business update email newsletter.

The loan is one of several consequences Oregon might face if Congress fails to find more money for the nearly depleted Highway Trust Fund. The state might also delay or cancel some highway projects scheduled for 2015.

Space Bins on an Alaska Airlines 737-900ER will hold as many as 174 standard carry-on bags, a 48 percent increase compared to current bins that hold up to 117 bags.

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood of Southeast Portland sold on June 6 for $585,000.

Vancouver waterfront developer nearing agreements with tenants; construction could start in 2015 Gramor Development President Barry Cain said he's in talks with two restaurant and a hotel company whose buildings could be among the first in the development.

Applications for unemployment benefits near 7-year low Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so low levels suggest employers are laying off fewer workers.

Amazon faces federal lawsuit over charges racked up by children playing app games The Federal Trade Commission seeks refunds for affected Amazon customers and seeks to ban the company's past practice of unlimited in-app charges.

OpenSesame, out on its own, works to upgrade 'e-learning' If OpenSesame is successful, Blank said, it will be because its business model encourages course designers to move beyond that and offer something genuinely useful.

Portlander's Kickstarter campaign for Coolest Cooler on record trajectory A Portland cooler, designed for 21st century picnics, is shooting up the Kickstarter charts.

Downtown Hillsboro property owners want to tax themselves, creating an 'economic improvement district' A group of downtown Hillsboro business owners are petitioning the city to tax them more.

Amazon, Postal Service partnership points in right direction: Editorial Providing Sunday deliveries for Amazon is a small step forward for the U.S. Postal Service, which needs to the freedom to innovate and create new services.

Former Nike employees, Florida shoe collector indicted in alleged sneaker theft, resale scheme A federal grand jury indicted Jason M. Keating, Kyle K. Yamaguchi and Tung W. Ho on July 9 on charges of conspiracy to transport, receive and sell stolen goods and several other charges linked to the alleged theft and resale of limited-edition sneakers.

-- Elliot Njus ___ (c)2014 The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) Visit The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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