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1 December '08 employment and business indicators
2 December '08 transportation indicators
3 December '08 real estate and construction indicators
4 December '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
5 Twilight sets on Oregon as film heads to Canada
6 Recyclers say e-waste law won't mean profit
7 Lending mixed at Oregon's TARP banks
8 Q&A with Willamette Valley Vineyards' president
9 30,000 employees have spoken
10 No. 1 small company: Rose City Mortgage
11 No. 1 medium company: Slayden Construction
12 No. 1 large company: Hitachi Consulting
13 The 2009 100 Best Companies List
14 The 2009 Top 33 Large Companies to Work For in Oregon
15 The 2009 Top 34 Medium Companies to Work For in Oregon
16 The 2009 Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon
17 The perks of the 100 Best
18 100 Best category winners, methodology and index
19 The 100 Best heroes
20 Tactics: Dutch Bros. rejects the corporate grind
21 Business travel: cutting the carbon footprint
22 Watch out for the work spouses
23 Economist Joe Cortright urges weatherizing jobs
24 Deal Watch: Solar panel firm XsunX bags $10 million deal
25 Wood products jobs chopped by one-sixth
26 Bankruptcies erupt again
27 Readers reveal their media habits
28 Vestas’ last promise of 1,000 jobs didn’t happen
29 Rail problems east, south have few answers, many obstacles
30 There’s room at the inn as lodging industry feels drop
31 Bet on it: Lottery says it will deliver its $1.324 billion
32 Cities delay fees to boost building
33 Oregon unions gain members, face uncertain future growth
34 Continued job loss runs through all industries
35 Huge patent backlog saps research and startup energy
36 Hood River economy holds steady
37 102 years later, still shucking along
38 Uncle Ben says: Buy bonds to help Oregon
39 Grant struggles with highest unemployment
40 Website aims to streamline business process
41 Graphic: Oregon university enrollment
42 Graphic: Oregon farm potato sales by county
43 Graphic: TriMet moves more than 100 million riders
44 Graphic: Government jobs grow in 2008
45 Next: the earthquake-proof wine rack
46 Powerlist: General contractors
 

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