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It was the pesky slope in Dr. Nick Benton’s back yard that spawned his wind-up wheelbarrow. “I just thought if I could get a little help going up this hill it would be great,” says the Corvallis-based head and neck surgeon.

 

Deal Watch: Infrared meets imaging in FLIR deal

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DealWatch_flircameraDON'T LOOK for any grand strategy shifts or flashy new markets behind FLIR Systems' recent acquisition of the Colorado imaging firm Salvador Imaging.
 

Lumber cheaper, production down

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Cuts in Western lumber production have not been enough to steady prices.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of May 2009

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Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy

 

Powerlist: Financial planners & money managers

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RANKED BY OREGON ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

 

Power players

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PowerPlayers_2The chiefs of BPA, Northwest Natural, PGE and Pacific Power can't see the energy future, but they know one thing: Change is coming and it won't be simple.

 

Oregon's Public Companies: Staying Alive

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Already dwindling in recent years after countless acquisitions, relocations, conversions to private ownership and a dearth of IPOs, Oregon’s public companies haven’t been immune to the economy at large.

 
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