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1 Dispatches from Main Street
2 What will save Central Oregon?
3 Read it and don’t weep
4 Dropoff in building fees squeezes city budgets
5 Housing downturn hits senior sector
6 Q&A with Gale Castillo, president of the Hispanic Metro chamber
7 Ex-Im Bank helps traded sector
8 University endowments decline
9 Hospital jobs down, but sector steady
10 Good news for small papers
11 Economist Eric Fruits on Oregon’s jobless rate
12 Even the A.G. is pushing for job creation
13 Business bankruptcies increase 67% in 2008
14 Mt. Bachelor attempts to win back skiers
15 Oregon turns 150 on Feb. 14
16 Stocks that went up
17 Health reform still plans Salem campaign
18 Jobless fund steady despite rising claims
19 Graphic: Western states' small-biz pay grows in '08
20 Economy pummels King Ag
21 Port of Astoria expansion stalls
22 Commercial real estate hits lows
23 Tactics: Hoffman Construction's work in progress
24 Tea founder brews more startups
25 Tax law changes will impact 2008 returns
26 Deal Watch: Freightliner lands bittersweet military order
27 Oregon recession swallows restaurant industry
28 Employment ads get even scarcer
29 Survey: Downturn's effect on Oregon businesses
30 Next: an anti-malarial drug
31 November '08 employment and business indicators
32 November '08 transportation indicators
33 November '08 real estate and construction indicators
34 November '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
35 Powerlist: Meeting facilities
 

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