Housing downturn hits senior sector

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The ravaged condo and residential markets in Oregon have received most of the attention in the housing collapse, but the downturn, which has sapped many retirement funds, finally is reaching another housing sector: senior-living communities.

Oregon's bicycle industrial complex

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From businesses such as Nutcase Helmets to Bike Friday, Oregon’s bike madness fuels a $150 million industry. Not to mention that there’s an organized bike ride every 27 minutes.

Consumers leave pricey organics on the shelf

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The recession is forcing consumers to make tough choices at the grocery, with many deciding that pricey organics can be left on the shelf. The industry is saying goodbye to its rapid growth years.

BY ROBIN DOUSSARD

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