August 2011

Quantum computers may be the future

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0811_NextA PSU professor is studying the possibilities of quantum computers as the physical limits of computer technology are quickly approaching.
 

Powerlist: Commercial real estate

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This month's Powerlist ranks commercial real estate companies by number of licensed commercial agents in Oregon.

 

Medford's unique TV market reaches a critical crossroad

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0811_MedfordTV_01Medford is an unlikely hub of broadcast activity. As the stations struggle to survive, consolidation, combined newsrooms and other partnerships are possible. That would irreparably change a very special small American TV market.

 

The audacious plan of Hiroshi Morihara

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0811_Hiroshi_01One of the most ambitious rural job creation ideas in Oregon comes from a Ph.D. scientist eight years past retirement age who has figured out a way to run coal burning power plants onplants.
 

Independent pharmacies struggle

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0811_Pharmacies_01Independent neighborhood pharmacies are shrinking, battered by big-chain competition, changing laws and consumer defection.
 

Shipping up at the Port of Portland

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0811_IndicatorsGraph_02Shipping improved at the Port of Portland in 2010.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of May 2011

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