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ZoomCare rolls out new on-demand health clinics

Monday, March 02, 2015
BY 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

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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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4 winners and losers in the Kitzhaber scandal

Thursday, February 12, 2015
021315-govorno-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Examining the governor's rapid fall from grace in a "bizarre" and "unprecedented" saga.


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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?

Pacific Continental Corp CFO to retire

Monday, March 02, 2015

Michael Reynolds will step down in the second quarter.

Gov. Kate Brown still working through transition

Monday, March 02, 2015

Gubernatorial candidates typically have two months to prepare a staff, governing strategy — Brown had less than a week.

East Coast ports benefit by labor slowdown in the West

Monday, March 02, 2015

Losses for the West Coast ports have been a boon for their East Coast counterparts as labor strife has stymied growth due to diverted cargo and lost contacts.

Rogue Valley farmer, scientists wonder if warm winter is the new normal

Monday, March 02, 2015

Mild winters will lengthen the growing season but also constrain amount of usable water while increasing potential for losses caused by fires.

Natural gas industry launching plan to expand presence in region

Monday, March 02, 2015

Portland-based Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance devises $18.3 million, five-year plan to promote efficient use of natural gas.

Cylvia Hayes sues Oregonian to block release of emails

Friday, February 27, 2015

The former governor's fiancee disputes public records request made by state's largest newspaper; Oracle mulls suing Kitzhaber and his top aide.

Administration officials: Large wildfires should be treated as natural disasters

Friday, February 27, 2015

During a Senate hearing, federal officials said easy access to funding to mitigate the damage done by large fires is essential.

Portland mayor, representative propose measures in response to legal weed

Friday, February 27, 2015

Charlie Hales asks for $440,000 for a permitting program; Rep. Lew Frederick aims to alter sentences for pot offenders.

Gov. Brown intends to alter small-business regulations

Friday, February 27, 2015

The new governor said she aims to bolster rural Oregon's economy by improving regulatory climate for small businesses.

Uber testimony highlights rift between the rideshare startup, Portland cab companies

Friday, February 27, 2015

Taxi companies insist rideshare companies follow same rules, while Uber says innovation is being stifled.

Travel Portland reports $4.6B in tourism dollars in 2014

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Rose City has experienced four-straight years of growth in the tourism industry.

Scope of Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation widens

Thursday, February 26, 2015

State's chief operating officer says he was interviewed by the IRS and FBI.

Oregon congressmen on opposing sides of net neutrality issue

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Greg Walden each stake claim in contentious debate ahead of FCC's vote.

Port of Portland bucks national trend, keeps labor fight alive

Thursday, February 26, 2015

While the rest of the West Coast gets back to work,  labor strife at Terminal 6 endures.

Coast Guard, Oregon coast groups sustain court fight over helicopter base

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The court fight continues as both sides of the case file opposing motions.

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