March 2009

December '08 transportation indicators

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December '08 real estate and construction indicators

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December '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

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Twilight sets on Oregon as film heads to Canada

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TwilightOregon's starring role in teen vampire love story Twilight, the blockbuster film based on author Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling book series, has been a boon to the state’s film and tourism industry.

 

Recyclers say e-waste law won't mean profit

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ewaste.jpgOregon's new electronic waste law has recyclers bracing for a surge in e-waste this year. But the recession and a plunge in commodity prices could turn the law's first year into a bitter pill for the state's recycling industry.
 

Lending mixed at Oregon's TARP banks

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
Oregon's slice of the Troubled Assets Relief Program has been meager. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, because the banks that got TARP money haven't been moving it through the economy any more ambitiously than the banks who passed on it.
 
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