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1 Smart grapes
2 Powerlist: Colleges and universities
3 Powerlist: MBA programs
4 The sell-out state
5 The new ranch economy
6 Clouds over solar power
7 Waves of activity help the tide rise in Newport
8 John Miller's bottom line
9 The state we're in: business filings
10 New course for water ideas
11 Vietnam hungry for Oregon potatoes
12 Chalet RV keeps on rolling
13 Wood product companies unite
14 Baker finds sweet success
15 Pump business weathers downturn
16 Comparing Oregon's housing trends
17 Oregon Aero boosts Scappoose
18 Tribe puts hope in new casino
19 Latino business grows in south
20 Oregon helicopters do the heavy lifting
21 By the book
22 It's no secret- online privacy poll
23 The evolution of a ranch
 

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