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Magnetic nanobeads detect chemical and biological agents

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
0711_NextA multi-disciplinary team at Oregon State University is using nanoparticles of iron oxide to help detect chemical and biological agents, proving again Neil Young’s truism that rust never sleeps.
 

Powerlist: Hospitals

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Articles - July 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This month's Powerlist ranks Oregon hospitals by total operating expense.

 

Private 150: Oregon's top privately held companies

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Articles - July 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
0711_Private150It may not be robust, but Oregon’s top privately held companies seem to be experiencing recovery.
 

Bend's economy is coming back to life

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Articles - July 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
0711_Bend_01After a historic flameout, Bend's economy is coming back to life on the strength of a fresh crop of growing companies and the enduring pull of its natural beauty.
 

Qatar looks to Oregon

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Articles - July 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
0711_Qatar_02A desert Middle Eastern kingdom looks to Oregon to help solve its food security issues and evolve its sustainability.
 

State We're In: Residential real estate still falling

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Articles - July 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
0711_IndicatorsGraph_01Residential real estate is still looking to hit bottom.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of April 2011

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
 
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