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Businessmen once again invest in custom suits

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0511_SuitingUpBusinessmen are once again investing in custom suits.
 

The State We're In: bankruptcies ease

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Bankruptcies increased again in 2010 but slower than in 2009.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011

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Student angels invest with success

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0511_StudentAngelsA Willamette University class is the only student-run angel program in the country.
 

Commercial fishing revenue rebounds

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0511_Fishing_DataburstOregon commercial fishermen hauled in 211 million pounds of seafood in 2009, a 3% bump up from 2008, but fathoms below 2005’s 313-million-pound haul.
 

Ski startup launches in Portland

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0511_ON3PSkiON3P Skis builds rocker style skis in Portland.
 

Hard-money lender takes up coaching

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
0511_FinanceCoachingHard-money lending can be a hazardous occupation in the best of times. In the worst of times — say, 2008-2010 — it can be a nightmare. Everybody got hurt when property values plummeted and default rates soared during the recession, but few industries took as big a hit as did hard-money lending, the risky act of funneling loans into troubled businesses at high interest rates, using property as collateral.
 
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