May 2009

A tale of two subsidies

0509CoverIt was the best of deals, it was the worst of deals. Why Genentech worked and Cascade Grain failed.

 

Gorilla Capital pulls in revenues as the foreclosures pile up

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Gorilla Capital is changing how homes are bought and sold and shaking up the real estate status quo.

A region uncorked

WineFeature2Driven by demand and nurtured in the diverse terrain, Southern Oregon’s wine industry begins to come of age.

 

To your health

HealthFeature1From stronger teeth to sharper eyes to a rewired brain, Oregon innovators are finding ways to keep us living longer and better.

 

The robot doctor will see you now

ATSrobotdoctorGrande Ronde Hospital in La Grande is a rural, 25-bed facility with no cardiologist on staff. Two years ago, a heart patient there would have had to drive three hours to Boise. But now patients can get instant, face-to-face appointments with a cardiologist without anyone driving anywhere.

 

The candy economy is still sweet

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Gourmet chocolate lover Ashley Rahll says she always has at least one chocolate bar on hand at home. But a recent trip to Portland chocolate retailer Cacao with friend Adam Morris meant an extra-special splurge on a spicy dark drinking chocolate and single-malt scotch chocolate.