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January 2009

Finding hidden bombs

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SkyResearch.jpg“Do you lift weights?” Before I can answer, Sky has handed me something large, metallic, and, I am guessing, heavy.
 

Laid-off techies won’t go away

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

In the final five months of 2008, somewhere between 2,000 and 2,400 workers in Silicon Forest lost their jobs.

 

Obama administration could mean green jobs

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If Barack Obama has his way, the country will invest $15 billion in renewable energy annually over the next decade, putting 1 million plug-in cars on the road and creating 5 million green jobs.

 

Next: the bike booster

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CleverCycle"The future's all yours, ya lousy bicycles." Thus spoke the late, great Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a film set when horses ruled the road.
 

Downturn doesn’t soften growth in software industry

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In the face of the current economic downturn, Oregon’s software industry is enjoying solid growth.
 

Power surges (slightly)

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Electricity sold by PGE during the year ended November increased 1.2% year-over-year, and 6.0% versus five years ago.
 

October 2008 employment and business indicators

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