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1 The return of king ag
2 New housing starts stall out
3 Lions, tigers, bear markets
4 Q&A with the candidates for state treasurer
5 Costs and delays imperil Portland’s South Waterfront
6 Season fuels fire business
7 Walker attacks ethanol law
8 Buzzing with the latest jargon
9 Nurses remain recession-proof
10 Graphic: Timber harvest drops in most Oregon counties
11 State OK’s world’s largest wind farm
12 Graphic: Portland's industrial vacancy rate vs. other cities
13 Rail fight gets hotter
14 Study: China trade wallops Oregon Jobs
15 UO athletics scores millions
16 Graphic: Oregon Employment change by industry
17 Economy sinks wave energy momentum
18 Costs spiral for prison measures
19 Most readers have made business changes to address climate change
20 Oregon keeps on trucking despite fuel costs
21 Economist Eric Fruits discusses baby boomers
22 Deal Watch: Portland video processor raises $5.5M
23 Tactics: Brian McMenamin of McMenamins
24 Office policy: Keep politics in its place
25 Tuition programs are good investments
26 Next: labeling lasers
27 Top-paid CEOs in Oregon
28 June '08 employment and business indicators
29 June '08 transportation indicators
30 June '08 real estate and construction indicators
31 June '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
32 Highest Paid CEOs 2008
 

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Is this employee right?

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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

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Community colleges and sustainability

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