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February 2009

Deal Watch: Freightliner lands bittersweet military order

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Freightliner.jpgSince that chilly autumn day back in October when Daimler Trucks North America announced it would be shuttering its Portland plant come June 2010, little notice has been given to the company outside its inevitable fate.
 

Oregon recession swallows restaurant industry

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Oregon's full-service and limited-service restaurants provide about one out of 15 jobs statewide, more than 118,000 jobs combined in August 2008.
 

Employment ads get even scarcer

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Despite a slight rebound in 2004-05, the number of help-wanted ads in the state’s largest newspaper, The Oregonian, nose-dived 86% in the last 10 years, and 57% in the last year alone.
 

Survey: Downturn's effect on Oregon businesses

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Next: an anti-malarial drug

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mosquito.jpgIn the race to cure malaria, the devastating disease that claims 1 million lives each year, every development is critical. The deadliest strain has grown increasingly resistant to chloroquine, the safest and cheapest anti-malarial drug available.
 

November '08 employment and business indicators

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November '08 transportation indicators

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