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Cupcake bakeries succeed in stale economy

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

CupcakeEven in these sour economic times, people are still willing to pay for some sweets.

 

Snow season starts strong, then rain hits the slopes

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

mtb_groomerMoney fell early from the sky for many of the state’s winter sport hot spots, but rain and warm weather have melted what may have been a promising season for robust sales.

 

Cattlemen's association head discusses change

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bill-Hoyt2As head of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Bill Hoyt says he wants to dispel common misconceptions about one of the the state’s largest agricultural commodities.

 

Graphic: Hazelnut production projected to increase 19%

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
 

Consumers go for cheaper burials

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Funeral directors report more and more people are making cheaper choices when choosing arrangements for their deceased.

 

Credit unions gain market share from banks

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Plenty of Oregon banks are still reeling, but the state’s credit unions are flush with cash.

 

Overgrown, grass seed farmers switch to wheat

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wheat2Converting to more profitable crops can be a smart move for farmers in rough economic times, and grass seed farmers are doing just that by growing wheat.

 
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