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1 Oregon's craft beer industry grows up
2 Q&A: Jack Joyce, co-founder and CEO, Rogue Ales
3 Q&A: Gary Fish, founder and CEO, Deschutes Brewery
4 Q&A: Kurt and Rob Widmer, founders, Widmer Brothers Brewery
5 Q&A: Irene Firmat, co-founder and CEO, Full Sail
6 Funds for toxic cleanup uncertain
7 Urban-rural wage gap is steady
8 Oregon banks continue slide
9 Readers vote for president and priorities
10 Outlets upswing
11 The comeback
12 Tactics: The operative
13 Should executives share the pain of pay cuts?
14 Don’t cut marketing when things get slow
15 Q&A with Paddle Palace CEO
16 State slams FERC’s LNG approval
17 No reel improvement
18 Housing market still hurting
19 PSU get record grant
20 The new plastics
21 Next: the GlideCycle
22 Economist John Mitchell: The end of the way we were
23 Deal Watch: Grant helps OSU research biofuel crops
24 Employment services industry is shedding jobs monthly
25 Rise of the LLCs
26 Graphic: Higher wheat price lifts PDX grain traffic
27 Air service returns to 2 rural towns
28 State energy officials tilting at windmills
29 Graphic: Oregon film and video industry grows 66%, 2002-07
30 Don’t ask; read my Twitter
31 Eastern dry-land wheat farmers ask for relief
32 Graphic: Oregon employment by business size
33 Industry glut clouds solar job forecast
34 Olympics buoy swim clubs
35 July '08 employment and business indicators
36 July '08 transportation indicators
37 July '08 real estate and construction indicators
38 July '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
 

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