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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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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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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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July '08 transportation indicators

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July '08 real estate and construction indicators

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Green your workplace

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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Fuel's gold

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The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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