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January '09 real estate and construction indicators

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January '09 farming, natural resources and energy

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The vast underground economy grows in Oregon - and globally

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Oregon's $18 billion underground economy is exploding as the recession pushes more transactions under the table.

 

The numbers game

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The magazine staff each month waits for the state to release its latest unemployment figures, whistling past the graveyard a bit by guessing what the new percentage will be.

 

 

Heavy equipment dealers in Oregon

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The good book

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MichaelPowellEven before stock markets plunged and banks went bust, independent bookstores were closing their doors for good. But not Powell’s Books.

 

 
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