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Thursday, January 01, 2009

i_RobinBaby, it’s cold outside and the economic heater is sputtering. Instinct says to be conservative, save your energy, cut back on your plans and hunker down.

 

Readers rate confidence with state, nation

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

0109INPUT1JANUARY 2009: FORUM; ONLINE SURVEY

 

 

Letters to the Editor

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

"Our governor does not understand economics clearly; raising selected taxes and fees is a Band-Aid approach that will not work long term."

 

State economist addresses states' pain

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Archives - January 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009

TomPotiowskyI’ve been thinking about the movie Independence Day. It starred Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum and an alien attack on earth.

 

Deal Watch: Vestas expands Portland presence

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

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Until early December, the biggest news coming from Vestas Wind Systems, a Denmark-based windmill company with its North American headquarters in Portland, was that Washington state’s largest utility, Puget Sound Energy, had placed an order for 22 of its wind turbine generators.
 

Battered bond market hurts public projects

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
Hidden within the larger economic fluctuations of last year was serious news for Oregon municipalities.
 

Film office wants a starring role

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
OregonFilmOregon’s new head of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television wants more money to lure out-of-state productions.
 
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