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CEO pay slims down

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Monday, August 17, 2009

OREGON’S HIGHEST-PAID CEOs for public companies had a rough year, but they fared better than their company stocks did.

 

DIY remix

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Archives - September 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
DIY_1The indie ethic that defines Portland's music scene is reinventing how the industry does business.
 

Intel's top researchers hone a powerful culture of innovation

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Archives - September 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Intel_1Tech giant Intel, Oregon's largest private employer, faces new challenges in its never-ending race to stay ahead of the pack.

 

Mom was right; breakfast rules

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

BreakfastAs the restaurant industry continues to suffer, breakfast restaurants are flourishing, and in Portland their popularity seems limitless.

 

 

Pioneer rail line could return to rural Oregon

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pioneer RailEver since Amtrak discontinued the Pioneer line in 1997 because it was losing money as passengers dwindled, no passenger train has stopped in Pendleton, Ontario or Baker City. But that may change as Amtrak considers reinstating the Pioneer, a move that could give an economic boost to Eastern Oregon.

 

Uncle Sam buys Timberline a facelift

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Timberline_1Major repairs at the Timberline Lodge were deferred for years because they were too expensive for its operator, RLK and Company. But $4.25 million in federal stimulus funding approved last month will cover repairs, new paint and more, including alterations to make the lodge compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

 

Watch your back, Woods Hole

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

woodsholeNewport’s research community leapt forward last month when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration signed a lease with the Port of Newport for a new facility, paid for by $19.5 million in lottery-backed bonds and $24.8 million in revenue bonds issued by the port.

 
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