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Economist Eric Fruits discusses baby boomers

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Monday, September 01, 2008

t_EricFruitsBaby boomers are big news. Last year, the first boomer collected her first Social Security check.

 

 

Deal Watch: Portland video processor raises $5.5M

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Monday, September 01, 2008

FROM THE OUTSIDE, what Elemental Technologies does is pretty easy to understand.

 

 

Tactics: Brian McMenamin of McMenamins

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Monday, September 01, 2008

BrianMcMenaminMcMenamins is an Oregon-style empire — getting big but still working hard to be quaint.

 

 

Office policy: Keep politics in its place

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Monday, September 01, 2008

OfficePoliticsAs the nation enters the boxing ring of presidential campaigning this fall, it’s not unusual for the jabs of political convictions to enter the workplace, too.

 

 

Tuition programs are good investments

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Monday, September 01, 2008

In the ups and downs of the economic cycle retaining skilled workers remains a constant concern for businesses.

 

 

Next: labeling lasers

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Monday, September 01, 2008

NextOnionAdmit it. Peeling those little stickers off fruits and veggies is annoying.

 

 

Top-paid CEOs in Oregon

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Monday, September 01, 2008

CEOpayCharts

While many Oregon workers have resigned themselves to stagnant wages over the last few years in an uncertain economy, Oregon’s public company CEOs saw no income dip during the last fiscal year.

 

 
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