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OSU professor develops a better anti-depressant

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Articles - March 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010

nexttest2Oregon State University professor Jim White was deconstructing Cymbalta, a popular anti-depressant, when he discovered a hole in its molecular skeleton. White saw that as his opening for creating a new, more effective anti-depressant.

 

Powerlist: Financial Planning firms

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Articles - March 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
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Oregon economic indicators as of December 2009

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Articles - March 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
 

Employment ads get the axe

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Articles - March 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MarchIndicators2Still reeling from continued migration of employers to online job sites, 2009’s mass-layoff economy dealt a serious blow to newspapers’ classified ad sections.

 

Deal Watch: Translation company finds opportunity

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, there is no word or expression in the Japanese language for “nose wipe thumb panel.”

 

The 2010 List: 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

100best10logoSmOur annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 17 this year with nearly 20,000 employees participating. Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and research partner Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall calculated the rankings based on confidential employee surveys and a benefits report completed by each company.

 

Employees on not-so-great workplaces

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

notsogreattoiletpaperHere’s a sampling from some of the 100 Best employee surveys of what doesn’t work, even from some of the best workplaces in the state.

 
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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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Downtime with Ron Green

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BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Ron Green became president and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank in August 2013.


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Why I became an educator

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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Speeding up science

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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Fuel's gold

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BY SOPHIA BENNETT

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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Making faces

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
02.20.14 Thumbnail ModelsBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

As retailers consolidate and newspapers fold, the business of modeling shifts to ad agencies, apparel companies and new media.


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