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1 Next: heat energy
2 Powerlist: Law firms
3 The 2012 economic forecast
4 Diagnosis unknown: Will a health exchange help?
5 Conflict in the wind
6 Oregon EVs on a slow charge
7 State we're in: Housing permits flat
8 Oregon economic indicators as of September 2011
9 Company composts pet waste
10 Arnold Schwarzenegger cast in bronze in Oregon
11 Artisan soap's sudsy success
12 Holiday retail's uncertain outlook
13 Farm stores take root in urban areas
14 Pulverizing the plastic problem
15 Bend housing bounce
16 Biodegradable diaper company expands
17 Business heats up for small food processors
18 Mac's List of job postings grows
19 Remaking history at the Columbia Gorge Hotel
20 Confidence game
21 Backward and forward
 

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