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April 2009

Economist John Mitchell addresses retirement woes

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t_JohnMitchellI gaze back at 2008 in amazement: a borderline recession until September, then a cataclysmic series of events that saw old institutions “wamoose,” investment banks fail and the U.S. government acquire the trappings of a mutual fund.

 

 

Deal Watch: Two water contracts keep Northwest Pipe on course

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Northwest Pipe Company president Brian Dunham says that during past recessions, the firm’s chairman has joked that they should have bought a company plane — if only so they could sell it and cut costs when times were tough.

 

 

Ebb tide in the Central Coast’s economy

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The Oregon Coast offers a physical escape from the ordinary, but it has not escaped the state’s descent into recession, as can be seen in Lincoln County.

 

 

Airport traffic loses altitude

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After five years of steady climbing, most of Oregon’s airports experienced a drop in passenger traffic in 2008.

 

 

January '09 employment and business indicators

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Readers weigh in on the federal stimulus

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Next: a better hearing test

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

0409NextEyes have been called the window to the soul and gateway to the heart, but a pathway to the ear?

 

 
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