April 2008
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1 At-home businesses hit a nerve, fill a need
2 Sick of Barry Manilow and LinkedIn, too
3 Demand for sawdust rises as the board market drops
4 Lithia Motors hit with loss of $5.1 million
5 Graphic: Oregon goat count
6 Prisons don't bring prosperity to rural towns
7 Office of Rural Policy felled by state budget ax
8 Governor plans break up of economic development department
9 Reading, writing and real estate
10 End of the line for salmon fisherman?
11 Economix: Eric Fruits cuts carbon the hard way
12 Q&A with economic pundit Bill Conerly
13 A harder road ahead for rural Oregon
14 New Rules for the age of connectivity
15 Five tips for tough times
16 The trouble with anonymous complaints
17 Readers express gloomy forecast
18 Leadership is lacking; rural Oregon is on its own
19 Deal Watch: HemCon acquires a global reach
20 Next: hybrid heart stent
21 Pot bill fails, new one in the works
22 Ruling muddles Metolius resorts
23 Discovered cannons and the economy of 1846
24 Eugene condo project delayed by contractor closure
25 Sequential eyes Port of Umatilla for future plant
26 Graphic: Services paid for with Oregon tax dollars
27 Oregon gold rush isn’t what it used to be
28 John Day Dam open after barge damage
29 Graphic: Annual tourism spending in Portland
30 Beaverton gets HP center
31 East gets solar projects
32 Angel Oregon hosts elevator pitch contest
33 Cascades’ stock plummets
34 Graphic: 100 Best retirement policies among industries
35 Assessing health risks to reduce costs
36 Construction builds up Union County’s economy
37 Home sales slide, values hover
38 January '08 employment and business filing indicators
39 January '08 transportation indicators
40 January '08 real estate and construction indicators
41 January '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
 

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