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Smart grapes

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
0112_NextPinot noir enthusiasts have another reason to rave about their beloved red wine: The grapes of the famous cultivar may be a little bit smarter than some other varieties.
 

Powerlist: Colleges and universities

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

This month's Powerlist ranks Oregon colleges and universities by total enrollment in the 2011-12 school year.

 

Powerlist: MBA programs

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

This month's Powerlist ranks Oregon MBA programs by total enrollment in the 2011-12 school year.

 

The sell-out state

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_SelloutState_08The spate of recent buyouts of Oregon companies underscores its primary role in the M&A landscape as a shopping mart for large, out-of-state firms.

 

The new ranch economy

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Ranch_05It takes cattle, sheep, hay, wheat, hunting, tourism, wool, yarn, custom farming, conservation, wind — and things yet to be imagined — to secure the future of the historic family-owned Imperial Stock Ranch.

 

Clouds over solar power

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Solar_01On the other side of the debate about China’s aggressive push into the U.S. solar market is this: exports.

 

Waves of activity help the tide rise in Newport

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Newport_02For small businesses in Newport like Elliott and Daniella Crowder’s Bike Newport, increased activity in marine science has helped boost business in a town traditionally driven by fishing, tourism and logging.

 
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