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OSU researcher attacks microbial spoiling

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Next01Oregon State University food microbiologist Mark Daeschel has figured out a way to keep wine from getting funky.
 

Law Firms Powerlist: Workplace issues keep lawyers busy

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Powerlist01Just as the economic downturn caused business to buckle down and focus on the basics, employment lawyers are seeing a return to the most basic workplace cases.
 

Opportunity abounds as the downturn persists

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Need cheap technology or want to buy a business? The sweet deals pile up as the downturn drags on.
 

Portland's fashion industry feels growing pains

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Fashion01The influential reality TV show Project Runway has put Portland and its designers in the fashion spotlight. But the bright lights haven’t brought stability to the local fashion industry.
 

Mark Frohnmayer builds a Utopian empire in Eugene

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Eugene01Mark Frohnmayer mixes pizza, yoga and electric cars to create a sustainable business — and life — in Eugene.
 

The state we’re in: Business filings decrease

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_TSWI01Applications for new Oregon corporations and limited liability companies fell 8.6% and 5.4% year-to-date in September.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of September 2010

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