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January 2011

Kitzhaber addresses green tech, China and jobs

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_Kitzhaber02John Kitzhaber was elected governor for the third time in November following one of the closest elections in Oregon history. He spoke with Oregon Business managing editor Ben Jacklet recently about business and economic issues.
 

The State We're In: Wheat prices rise

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_Indicators01In August, after Russia halted wheat exports due to severe drought, cash bids jumped for wheat shipped through Portland.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of October 2010

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
 

Dealwatch January 2011

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Big deals of the month.
 

Sam Naito works full time at age 90

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS17From his small, modest office on Northeast Airport Way in Portland, Sam Naito works five days a week at Made in Oregon, the iconic company he started 35 years ago. That a legend of Oregon business still puts in a full week as he is about to turn 90 would surprise no one who knows the Naito family.
 

Brewers help restore Deschutes river

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS16Oregon brewers are signing on to help with water restoration in the Deschutes River.
 

Study examines mushroom habitat

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS13Mushroom harvester camps in the Crescent Ranger District, which collectively rival the population of nearby towns, are weighing in on how forests are managed in an effort to protect the country’s top-producing Matsutake area.
 
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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Small business sales go big

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