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Laika's next level

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

coralineTravis Knight solidified his reputation as an animator with his work on Coraline, the debut box office hit from Portland animation studio Laika Inc., owned by his father, Nike founder Phil Knight.

 

 

High prices, bad economy create gold rush for pawnshops

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Near record-high gold prices are drawing growing numbers of cash-strapped Oregonians to the state’s pawn shops with items ranging from the sentimental — pocket watches — to the odd — gold nuggets and dental crowns.

 

 

Esco sees bright spot in gold as global slowdown hits

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

oilsandsWhat a difference a year makes. A year ago, Portland-based heavy equipment manufacturer Esco was surging along on strong prices for metals and oil as well as emerging markets in India and China. Not any more.

 

 

New smoking ban dampens sales

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Oregon’s new workplace smoking ban is a big reason why lottery and video poker sales in bars and restaurants dropped 20% in January and 15% in February compared to the same time last year, according to the Oregon Restaurant Association.

 

 

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled heels

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

ShoeRepairNeed those Italian leather loafers or well-worn hiking boots resoled? Don’t be surprised if you wait three weeks for the repair.

 

 

Working in Oregon through history

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

OverallGirlsIt wasn’t that long ago in Oregon when hard-rock mining with a pick axe was a common line of work, when crews of immigrants competed for work laying railroad tracks, when farmers harvested wheat by hand and loaded it into horse-drawn carts.

 

 

Hedging bets on nursery growth

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Alice Doyle has been in the nursery business long enough to pick up on a powerful trend in plants.

 

 
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