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OSU professor develops a better anti-depressant

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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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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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