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1 Next: a stronger wood
2 February '09 farming, natural resources and energy
3 February '09 real estate and construction indicators
4 February '09 transportation indicators
5 February '09 employment and business indicators
6 Powerlist: Commercial real estate
7 Deal Watch: Oregon's slice of the stimulus pie
8 Home sales and values sink in '08
9 A tale of two subsidies
10 Gorilla Capital pulls in revenues as the foreclosures pile up
11 A region uncorked
12 To your health
13 The robot doctor will see you now
14 The candy economy is still sweet
15 Wherefore art thou, dear consumer?
16 Building a legacy
17 Digging deeper in Klamath Falls
18 Portland's downtown downturn
19 Hip chicks sell out as urbanites flock to buy
20 Baby, you can drive my electric car
21 Gilliam County jobs up in the dumps
22 Jobs at arts, entertainment and recreation facilities grow over last year
23 The PDX-BK connection
24 The bootmaker's daughter
25 Reader input: health benefits
26 Here to help small businesses
27 Food for thought
 

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