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Organic catalysts help drugs work effectively

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Articles - September 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
0911_NextA team at OSU developed an organic catalyst to help facilitate the chemical reactions that make drugs work effectively.
 

Powerlist: Staffing firms

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This month's powerlist ranks staffing firms by full-time staff in Oregon.

 

Ashland's new age economy

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

0911_HarmonicConvergence_09From Jackson Wellsprings to Pacific Domes, businesses built to serve a higher purpose and make a buck are moving into Ashland.

 

Carpenters union attacks wage fraud

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
0911_UndergroundFight_01As jobs remain tight, competition stays fierce and Hispanic labor grows, a carpenters union attacks fraud in the construction industry with controversial tactics.
 

Private sector shapes education reform

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

0911_EducationOregon’s business community scored a triumph in education reform this session, an effort that spotlights how the private sector — sometimes controversially — is shaping education reform and funding.

 

Prices for farm products increase

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
0911_IndicatorsGraph_03Farmers have been getting more for their goods. The July 2011 price index for all farm products was up 31% over 2010, with crops up 41% and livestock up 18%.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of June 2011

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
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The Scott Kveton affair

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Trends in business succession

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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