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The worry index

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1108Input1Readers rate their top concerns

 

 

Economist Joe Cortright: "Fasten your seatbelts"

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t_JoeCortrightYOU REMEMBER THE FEELING from when you were a kid: Just past the top of the highest point of the track, the roller-coaster car falls away, taking the pit of your stomach with it.

 

 

Deal Watch: David Evans gets $250 million

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ocean waves

AT THE CURRENT RATE of about 3,000 square nautical miles a year, it will take the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration more than 160 years to accurately survey the country’s 500,000 square nautical miles of vital commercial waters.

 

 

Hood River County: low wages, high expectations

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1107OED1JOBS OUTNUMBER RESIDENT workers in Hood River County because of a large agricultural base and summer and winter recreation.

 

 

Peak wheat

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1107indicators1The price of soft white wheat at Portland rocketed above $14 in January of this year but has drifted toward earth since then.

 

 

August '08 employment and business indicators

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August '08 transportation indicators

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