November 2008

Small hats win big bucks

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Sometimes honesty pays. Midway through his public-funding pitch to a committee of angel investors, Peter Hixson described his company as “a three-man baseball team,” then shrugged and said, "I have no experience with taking a company from $1 million to $5 million."

 

 

Graphic: Value of sold U.S. businesses

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A good grape harvest

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Despite a potentially devastating year for wine grape growing because of erratic weather, early word from Oregon vineyards is that the 2008 crop is shaping up to be better than expected.

 

 

Wave energy’s message to critics: You’re wrong

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On a windless morning this past September, Oregon State University researchers towed a prototype wave energy buoy off the coast of Newport and dropped anchor.

 

 

Olympics give Nike’s China sales a huge boost

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Auction bargain: two houses for price of one

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Buy one, get one free — houses that is. A pair of never-occupied two-bedroom homes north of Klamath Falls is headlining a big property auction scheduled for Nov. 15 at the Hilton Hotel near Portland International Airport.

 

 
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