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|Articles - December 2011|
|Tuesday, November 15, 2011|
Page 1 of 5By Jon Bell
The classic Oregon winter: pale, sometimes oppressive gray clouds, endless chilly drizzle, a surprise storm here or there, and the occasional fleeting sun break that someday — someday — will win out and usher in true spring.
Metaphorically, what some might dub Oregon’s drabbest season stands in nicely for how the state’s economic climate and business scene is likely to shape up in the coming 12 months. Like heavy gray skies that linger too long, the worst of the Great Recession — unemployment, weak housing, tight credit — will continue to hang around, dampening and darkening the near term.
Unexpected natural disasters or global pressures that turn for the worse could stir up the seas again.
But a few small bright spots — think manufacturing and hospitality jobs, solid exports and continued dominance in athletic apparel — will help pierce the gray and provide at least a little relief, even if another cloud is just about to roll in.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE
Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.
Monday, August 25, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Ferguson Wellman’s investment views on the economy and capital markets.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Kim Ierian, President of Concorde Career Colleges, and Deborah Edward, Executive Director of Business for Culture & the Arts, share their recent reads.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY
Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS
Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE
University and college tuition fees have been rising for more than a decade, while state funds for higher education have steadily declined.
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