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1 Oregon universities struggle with their business angle
2 June '07 transportation indicators
3 June '07 employment and business filing indicators
4 June '07 real estate and construction indicators
5 June '07 farming, natural resources and energy
6 New look, new stuff
7 Water problems are serious and it’s getting worse
8 Irrigation’s role in Klamath fish kill disputed
9 What Oregon can expect from the mortgage fallout
10 Deal Watch: lucy activewear sells
11 Home sales cool but the value holds steady
12 Mega-yachts sell faster than Vancouver shipyard can build them
13 Reader survey stresses importance of higher ed
14 Engineer sets up goat farm near Bend
15 Farmers' market boom leads to some busts
16 Fertile ground in Silicon Forest?
17 Next: Gleukos
18 State senator Deckert ready to stick out his chin
19 Slim salmon season but some relief
20 Drought, fire afflict eastern counties
21 Bumps in the road for Medford’s downtown
22 Farm union pact doesn’t end debate
23 FEI Co. creates video game to popularize nanoscience
24 Lawmakers pony up for the Oregon Innovation Plan
25 Lesson for Portland public market from Vancouver's failure
26 Land use goes back to voters
27 Google loosens lips (a little)
28 Profile: Vanessa Sturgeon of TMT Development
29 Historic theater in The Dalles gets new future
30 Nau trims its plan to 15 new stores
31 Schools ripe for farmers
32 New Carissa oil spill fallout continues
33 Columbia Forest Products heads for Greensboro
34 Chromite mining begins in Coos County
35 Nike goes interactive
36 LNG plan clears early hurdle in Astoria
37 Graphic: Oregon bucks national housing downturn
38 Seafood processor installs public viewing area
39 Business ethics fill the fall bookshelves
40 The hot desk, any way you like it
41 Beer sommelier guides Portland diners
42 What a Duck and Beaver like about each other
43 Rogue River fishing lodge stays true to its roots
44 How to assess offering a childcare benefit
45 Finding and hiring just the right salesperson
46 Wheat price grows rapidly
47 Fall tourism sustains Oregon jobs
48 Survey: Education still worries business leaders
 

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