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Thursday, October 01, 2009

FlyFarmers have new intelligence in the war on bugs, thanks to Oregon State University researchers who have discovered that insect resistance to pesticides is apparently time-sensitive.

 

Powerlist: Industrial Parks

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Thursday, October 01, 2009
 

Oregon economic indicators as of July 2009

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Thursday, October 01, 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

 

Permits keep plummeting

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Oregon home-building permits dropped 43% in 2008 and another 44% in the first seven months of 2009. Nationally, starts fell 35% in 2008 and 45% in 2009 year-to-date.

 

Deal Watch: Massif snags Army contract for outdoor gear

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Thursday, October 01, 2009
A FEW YEARS ago, after the Ashland-based clothing company Massif Mountain Gear had already been selling its fire-resistant soft-shell jackets to individual units of the U.S. Army, executive vice president Chris Wasgatt got an email from the Army's top brass.
 

Compare and contrast

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Two important themes emerged in a comparison of the inaugural 100 Best Nonprofits survey and those from the 100 Best Company survey: The two groups of employees are very similar in the importance they place on what makes a great workplace, but their satisfaction levels with several key issues are very different.

 

Winning workplaces of the Top 10

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Archives - October 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009

We study and highlight some of the methods of the 100 Best Nonprofit Companies to Work for in Oregon, 2009.

 
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