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1 Portable flash sensor simplifies disease detection
2 Powerlist: Meeting facilities
3 Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009
4 PGE megawatts are less mega in 2009
5 Deal Watch: Wind power comes to rural Oregon
6 Rural counties depend on landfill business
7 Oregon's poorly funded universities revolt
8 Wilshire Credit clogs up mortgage relief
9 Better broadband headed to small communities
10 Plastics recycler sets up in St. Helens
11 Cupcake bakeries succeed in stale economy
12 Snow season starts strong, then rain hits the slopes
13 Cattlemen's association head discusses change
14 Graphic: Hazelnut production projected to increase 19%
15 Consumers go for cheaper burials
16 Credit unions gain market share from banks
17 Overgrown, grass seed farmers switch to wheat
18 Cold freezes olive oil dreams
19 Pellet market smoldering
20 Good crab season boosts coastal economy
21 Convergence Networks survives recession by planning ahead
22 Keeping the rural connection
23 The grass isn't greener for most businesses
 

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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