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October 2008

Economist John Mitchell: The end of the way we were

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

t_JohnMitchellThe past few months have been marked by surging gas and food prices, plummeting auto sales, a continued housing implosion and Russia acting like the old days.

 

 

Deal Watch: Grant helps OSU research biofuel crops

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

When it comes to fundamental biological research, the fruit fly has long been the classic model organism on which scientists experiment.

 

 

Employment services industry is shedding jobs monthly

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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The employment services industry provided about 40,800 jobs in Oregon in July 2008.

 

 

Rise of the LLCs

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

1008Indicators2In the late ’90s, Oregon filings for new corporations more than doubled the number of limited liability companies (LLCs).

 

 

Graphic: Higher wheat price lifts PDX grain traffic

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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Air service returns to 2 rural towns

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Rural communities around the state suffered this summer from a round of cuts to air service, but fall is bringing a little relief as United Airlines/Skywest Airlines this month begins service between Portland and both Klamath Falls and North Bend-Coos Bay.

 

 

State energy officials tilting at windmills

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Concerned about a proliferation of wind farms just small enough to fall outside of its jurisdiction, the state Department of Energy has notified Harney County that it wants to examine several recently approved wind-generation projects.

 

 
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