September 2011

Organic catalysts help drugs work effectively

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
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