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1 Quantum computers may be the future
2 Powerlist: Commercial real estate
3 Medford's unique TV market reaches a critical crossroad
4 The audacious plan of Hiroshi Morihara
5 Independent pharmacies struggle
6 Shipping up at the Port of Portland
7 Oregon economic indicators as of May 2011
8 Liquified natural gas surfaces on Columbia
9 Barre3 grows with revival of group fitness classes
10 Budding entrepreneurs get tamale traction
11 Saucy startup finds success with foodies
12 Cell phone law loophole closed
13 Oregon's venture capital share grows
14 Gold rush in Malheur County
15 Semiconductor products bounce back
16 Women lag in bike riding and business
17 The Portland rental squeeze
18 Zidell cleanup begins waterfront area renewal
19 Sock It to Me's success
20 News about news sources
21 From the editor: Age defines news usage
 

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