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April 2009

Growers predict abundant labor

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When the time comes this June to pick his strawberries, Mike Christensen is not quite sure who will be in the fields.

 

 

Focus turns to green building efficiencies

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Oregon's residential and commercial construction markets may be stalled by the paralyzing credit crisis, but state lawmakers and industry professionals see potential in the state's green building sector to add jobs to the shrinking economy.

 

 

Graphic: Composition of state and local business taxes

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Retaliation claims rise along with pink slips

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The recession is decimating business profits across the state, requiring employers to cut their workforces.

 

 

January '09 transportation indicators

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January '09 real estate and construction indicators

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