September 2009

A temporary setback in jobs

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The unemployed aren’t the only ones scrambling for work these days; staffing agencies are also feeling the pain of high unemployment.

 

Graphic: Oregon remains fatter than most of its neighbors

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Thursday, August 20, 2009
 

O clients, where art thou?

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

BookBindery_2Bookbinding was once the primary source of income for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey Bookbindery. But because of the recession and increasing digitalization of magazines, periodicals, and other print media, that’s no longer the case.

 

 

Sticking with tradition

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tactics_01Huber's has outlasted the Great Depression, two World Wars and several bouts with double-digit unemployment. Amid all of the booms and busts, very little has changed at Huber’s. And James Louie intends to keep it that way.

 

 

What's your waffle shoe?

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

SmallBizSeptember is such a great month for many reasons, but maybe the best is that it promises a fresh start. As the warmth of the evening air starts to fade, and with kids getting ready to (finally!) go back to school, people tend to start thinking again about new beginnings and new ideas.

 

Something wicked

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wicked_1Wicked Quick makes buying a pricey T-shirt an act of rebellion and along the way becomes Oregon’s darling apparel startup.

 

Reader input: Extra, extra, read all about it

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