4 highlights of the MLS labor deal

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
timbersthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

On Wednesday night, a couple days ahead of the 2015 season kickoff, Major League Soccer and the Players Union reached an agreement.


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ZoomCare rolls out new on-demand health clinics

Monday, March 02, 2015
zoomcarethumbBY KIM MOORE |  OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Portland-based healthcare provider ZoomCare said it plans to “remake American healthcare” by expanding its on-demand urgent care model to emergency, surgery, dental and primary care, among others.


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Photos from the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon awards celebration

Friday, February 27, 2015
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Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.


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VIDEO: The 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

Friday, February 27, 2015

videothumbVIDEO: 2015 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon


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2015 100 Best companies announced

Friday, February 27, 2015
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The 100 Best list recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.


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10 Twitter highlights from #OR100Best

Friday, February 27, 2015
100bestBY OB STAFF

Oregon Business held its  22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.


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Party Like It’s 1999

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
pets-com-sock-puppetBY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.


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Grassroots movement pursues carbon bills

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
eventthumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A partnership of a grassroots environmental organization and a youth group is striving to build community and business support for carbon price legislation.


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10 quotes explaining crisis at Port of Portland

Friday, February 20, 2015
022015 port portland OBM-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The ongoing labor disputes at the Port of Portland came to a head two weeks ago when Hanjin, the container port's largest client, notified its customers it would be ending its direct route to Oregon.


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Uncertainty about convention center hotel could cost Portland an NBA All-Star Game

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
463545460BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

NBA commissioner: "I would love to end up having an All-Star Game in Portland. It's really just a function of ensuring that we can fit in town."


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Everything old is new again: How the EEOC is reinventing itself

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BY TAMSEN LEACHMAN | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

It is important to understand the EEOC’s priorities, and ensure that your leadership understands the shifting expectations of regulators and the heightened standards to which you (and they) may be held.


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The week journalism died

Sunday, February 15, 2015
deadjournalismthumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.


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Our Featured Stories

  • The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

    Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees. 

  • The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

    Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees. 

  • 100 Best: The Power of the Worker
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
    AND AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

    Technology is empowering people like never before and transforming how employees interact in the workplace. How can companies attract and keep staff engaged in this rapidly changing world?

Low-carbon fuel standard passes House

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Contentious bill is headed to Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to sign the bill into law.

Gov. Brown encourages investigation into use of energy tax credits

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Installation of solar panels at Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology connected to possible fraud.

Oregon has third-highest ID theft complaints

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A report by Federal Trade Commission finds the Beaver State has a high rate of identity theft.

Company aims to make Portland's Lloyd District a neighborhood

Thursday, March 05, 2015

PORTLAND ROUNDUP: Development buzzes in Lloyd District; East Portland residents want out; prices of homes skyrocket throughout city.

Employment bills move forward in Oregon legislature

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Social media and employment bill passes Senate; House approves measure allowing workers to discuss wages.

Portland, count, release draft of 2015 Climate Action Plan

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Proposal calls for carbon emissions to be cut 80 percent by 2050.

Oregon's unemployment rate officially hits pre-recession levels

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

6.3 percent represents the lowest level of unemployment since July 2008.

Kitzhaber emails illustrate disconnect between environmental rhetoric, friendship with campaign contributor

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber responded enthusiastically to a project that his adviser warned as having "serious problems" with how it "has carried out its work."

California refinery problems cause Oregon fuel prices to climb 70 cents in a month

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Oregon feels ramifications of issues at California refineries.

Portland has second-highest food stamp rate of major metro areas

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Rose City trails Detroit for percentage of households receiving food assistance.

How much is the city of Bend worth? $1B

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Central Oregon city tops billion mark in assets, audit shows.

Oregon's top-10 consumer complaints

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum released the list Monday.

Tax breaks for data centers, telecommunications companies passes Senate

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The proposed change to the state's tax law is intended to entice companies like Google Fiber and Comcast.

Hacienda announces opening date of Latino public market

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Portland Mercado on SE Foster Road will welcome 19 new businesses.

Pacific Continental Corp CFO to retire

Monday, March 02, 2015

Michael Reynolds will step down in the second quarter.

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