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1 State of addiction
2 Pollution for sale
3 The Adams doctrine
4 City U
5 Naked came the shorts
6 The worry index
7 Economist Joe Cortright: "Fasten your seatbelts"
8 Deal Watch: David Evans gets $250 million
9 Hood River County: low wages, high expectations
10 Peak wheat
11 August '08 employment and business indicators
12 August '08 transportation indicators
13 August '08 real estate and construction indicators
14 August '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
15 Lien times hit construction
16 Looking for a pony payday
17 Tight times benefit grocery stores
18 No surprise: credit squeeze hits home
19 Tactics: The tracker
20 Graphic: Oregon sees modest bump in restaurant jobs
21 Slash and sell
22 Graphic: Value of Oregon squash (including pumpkins)
23 Small hats win big bucks
24 Graphic: Value of sold U.S. businesses
25 A good grape harvest
26 Wave energy’s message to critics: You’re wrong
27 Olympics give Nike’s China sales a huge boost
28 Auction bargain: two houses for price of one
29 County payments: a VC chance?
30 Next: molecular glue
31 Former tech CEO pedals into a new job
32 Philanthropy: How to still do good when times are bad
 

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