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Has the green energy bubble burst?

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Monday, April 23, 2012

0512_ExpertOpinion_GreenEnergy_01Has the green bubble burst in Oregon or is it just deflating a bit before staging a comeback?

 

Tenant trade

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Monday, April 23, 2012

0512_Dispatches_Retail_04Malls and shopping centers adjust leasing strategies to fill vacancies.

 

Hospital era ends

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Monday, April 23, 2012

0512_Dispatches_AshlandCommunityHospital_01April marked the end of an era in Ashland. Its standalone medical center, Ashland Community Hospital, agreed to take on a business partner after years of financial struggles.

 

Sweet smell of success

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Monday, April 23, 2012

0512_GamePlan_AirDelightsWhile on a visit to his cousin’s Beaverton home more than 20 years ago, Steve Bronson caught a whiff of something that flipped on a light bulb in his mind: air fresheners.

 

Innovation down on the farm

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Monday, April 23, 2012

0512_GamePlan_Stahlbush_02Bill Chambers, president of Stahlbush Island Farms, has a simple explanation for why he has adopted so many innovative technologies and practices in service of sustainable agriculture.

 

The loan load

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Monday, April 23, 2012

0512_ByTheNumbers_StudentDebtAs college students borrow more money to finance rising tuition costs, the education bubble may be the next to burst.

 

Skip Newberry

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Articles - May 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012

0512_LiveWorkPlay_SkipNewberry_01Skip Newberry became president of the Software Association of Oregon in September 2011.

 
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