August 2009

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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

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

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

Oregon economic indicators as of May 2009

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

RANKED BY OREGON ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

Power players

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


PublicCompanies

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.