October 2008

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

In early September, Inverge — an “interdisciplinary thought-leader event” as organizers call it — took place in the Gerding Theater in Portland’s Pearl District.

 

 

Eastern dry-land wheat farmers ask for relief

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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Farm revenues may be soaring statewide, but not all farmers are raking it in this year.

 

 

Graphic: Oregon employment by business size

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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Industry glut clouds solar job forecast

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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Solar power remains a narrow bright spot within the gathering gloom of Oregon’s job market. But the picture grows a little hazier when you factor in the competition.

 

 

Olympics buoy swim clubs

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Call it the business windfall of the Beijing Olympics and the swimming prodigy Michael Phelps.

 

 

July '08 employment and business indicators

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