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A new model

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

picture-025When Rob Boydstun’s autocarrier manufacturing company near the Port of Portland was going the way of the rest of the auto industry, he decided to ditch it and re-create his business.

 

The right stuff

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

ETHICS02Two years ago, Lake Oswego-based EthicsPoint, which provides hotline and web-based ethics reporting systems, built itself a new world headquarters — in the online, virtual world known as Second Life.

 

Reader input: Stimulus results

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
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Counterpoint

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Letters from readers

 

Good news for a change

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

THE COVER STORY this month is the natural culmination of Jobs Watch, a web column that managing editor Ben Jacklet has been writing for the better part of the year at OregonBusiness.com. Each week, he chronicles the ups and downs of the employment landscape.

 
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