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Group turns trash into treasure

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
ResourceFull UseA group of Portland-area business strategists are encouraging companies to dump their waste on others as a way to save money.
 

Predicting algae blooms in time to help coast economy

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MOCHAA statewide research group is developing a way to forecast harmful algae blooms to help mitigate the negative economic impact that beach closures have on Oregon’s coastal communities.

 

Conflict swirls around gold mining

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS16A long-simmering conflict over individual versus public rights has converged on the banks of the rivers of southwest Oregon, stirring resentment between gold miners and environmentalists. In question is whether suction dredging poses a threat to river wildlife and if the long-standing individual right to mine in the state should be amended.

 

Oregon workers cheaper than most

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS14Despite a minimum wage adjusted for inflation each year since 2004, Oregon experienced the smallest percentage gain in private sector pay between 2001 and 2009 when compared to neighboring states — 22.1% versus Nevada’s 27.7%.

 

Cold helps some crops, hurts others

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS11This year’s cold spring brought good and bad news to Oregon’s crops.

 

Staycations boost fairs and festivals

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS09Many of Oregon’s largest festivals and fairs reached record-breaking attendance this summer, a sign that many Oregonians decided on staycations this year.

 

Dealwatch: Purchases lift Intel, FLIR, Blount

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Intel, Greenbrier, FLIR and Vestas: this month's Dealwatch column includes some major Oregon businesses. We round up the big transactions, mergers and deals of the month.

 
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