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1 The rise of Oregon's solar industry
2 Repos rise as auto loans sink
3 Bad economy spells good business for thrift stores
4 Scoot on over to a better gas bill
5 Finding the energy
6 Micro-business funding gets scarcer
7 Oregon acreage turns to grapes
8 Economist Joe Cortright on the cost of climate change
9 Readers fume over energy issues
10 As the economy slides, business blogs gain fans
11 Business advice from an Oregon wine winery pioneer
12 Cool new cell phones
13 Q&A with former PacifiCorp CEO, Judi Johansen
14 Rising farmers market prices don’t dampen demand
15 Deal Watch: Troubled TRM gets loan, buys company
16 Logging remains vital to rural Oregon
17 Ag prices climb
18 March '08 transportation indicators
19 March '08 real estate and construction indicators
20 March '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
21 March '08 employment and business filing indicators
22 Next: purple potato potential
23 Local newspapers are caught in the Net
24 Graphic: Price for gallon of gas vs. gallon of milk
25 Graphic: Oregon landfills get fatter, recycling rate stalls
26 Highway 20 project still sputtering
27 Graphic: Passengers load for foreign airlines at PDX
28 Monaco hits the brakes and fires 600
29 NAU is not the time nor place
30 McCabe heads OECDD
31 Great snow helps all resorts and gas costs hurt some
32 PDX bridge building
33 Thousands of jobs lost
34 The selling of Big Pink
35 HP buys EDS for $13.2B
 

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