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April 2011

Mysterious wheat crop loss puzzles researchers

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
0411_WheatResearchers investigate what attacked thousands of acres of wheat in Eastern Oregon last fall—and whether it could happen again.
 

Help wanted ads plummet

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
0411_Indicators_02Total help-wanted ads placed in The Oregonian during 2010 represent only 7% of the total placed five years ago in 2006.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of January 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
 

Oregon's sin taxes vs. our neighbors

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
0411_SinTax_DataburstOregon’s taxes on products deemed “sinful,” such as alcohol, cigarettes and perhaps gasoline given its pollution, vary widely compared to neighboring states.
 

Trucking industry copes with rising costs

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
0411_TruckingA new gas tax and soaring crude prices are prompting Oregon truckers to innovate to protect their bottom lines while passing on as much cost as they can to consumers.
 

Boeing, First & Main top April 2011's Dealwatch list

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Big deals of the month.
 

Unpaid taxes burn a hole in the budget

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
0411_UnpaidTaxesIt’s tax time again, unless you happen to be one of the thousands of Oregonians who don’t pay taxes.
 
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