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Oregon economic indicators as of September 2009

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Friday, November 20, 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

 

Next: Nostril filters

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Friday, November 20, 2009

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Life stinks, so La Grande inventor David Foggia decided to develop the Undetectable Nasal Insert (UNI). Approved by the FDA in 2007 as a non-medical device, Foggia says this odor-killing device is as simple as it is effective.
 

Powerlist: Law firms

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Friday, November 20, 2009
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Ranked by the number of lawyers in Oregon and SW Washington

 

Middle ground for wheat price

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Archives - December 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009

Prices for wheat shipped through Portland have fallen sharply from their peak in early 2008. Yet they are still well above depressed levels prior to late 2006 when global shortages began boosting prices.

 

 

Deal Watch: Oregon’s M&A ice thaws a bit

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Archives - December 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
fishSave for a month or two earlier this year and a couple big-name deals involving the likes of Mentor Graphics, SurveyMonkey and InFocus, the merger and acquisition front in Oregon has been relatively quiet in 2009.
 

Now hiring

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Archives - December 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009

now-hiring-graphicThey’re into strong markets and they know exactly what they’re doing. They’re smart, they’re hiring and they’re poised to grow in the new year.

 

Evenstad’s Island

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
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Domaine Serene unfolds telescopically as you enter the property, like some hidden world that appears only when you find the right door: 450 precisely manicured acres above Dundee with seven vineyards divided into pristine grids.

 
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