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Ten memorable stories in Oregon business

Thursday, December 18, 2014
10-listthumbBY LINDA BAKER

2014 was a year of wild contradictions, fast-paced growth and unexpected revelations.


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Free Falling

Thursday, December 18, 2014
121714-oilprice-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR

The implosion of the energy complex: The best thing for low oil prices is low oil prices.


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The short list: Holiday habits of six Oregon CEOs

Thursday, December 11, 2014
121214-xmaslist1BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

We ask business and nonprofit leaders how they survive the season.


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Dan and Louis Oyster Bar opens up to a changing neighborhood

Thursday, December 11, 2014
121114-oystervidBy MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Revamping a Classic — an iconic eatery stays relevant in a changing marketplace.


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Leading with the right brain

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
120914-manderson-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

On the eve of the Portland Ad Federation's Rosey Awards, Matt Anderson, CEO of Struck, talks about the transition from creative director to CEO, the Portland talent pool and whether data is the new black in the creative services sector.


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Streetfight

Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


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The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

Thursday, December 04, 2014
pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.


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Behind the curtain: What students should know about accreditation and rankings

Thursday, December 04, 2014
120414-edurating-thumbBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

How important are institutional and/or program evaluations provided by third parties in selecting a college or university program?


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Crowdfunding 2.0

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
120214-crowdfund-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

A conversation with attorney Erich Merrill about the latest way to raise money from large groups of people.


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Three problems with Obama's immigration order

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR112614-immigration-thumb

By now, anyone who knows about it has a position on President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The executive order is the outcome of failed attempts at getting a bill through the normal legislative process. Both Obama and his predecessor came close, but not close enough since the process broke down multiple times.


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The short list: 5 companies making a mint off kale

Thursday, November 20, 2014
kale-thumbnailBY OB STAFF

Farmers, grocery stores and food processors cash in on kale.


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Healthcare pullback

Thursday, November 20, 2014
112014-boehnercare-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Each month for Oregon Business, we assess factors that are shaping current capital market activity—and what they mean to investors. Here we take a look at two major developments regarding possible rollbacks of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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Our Featured Stories

  • See How They Run
    BY LINDA BAKER

    Studying ground-running birds, a group that ranks among nature's speediest and most agile bipedal runners, to build a faster robot.

  • Tackling the CEO-worker pay gap
    BY OREGON BUSINESS STAFF

    An SEC rule targets the disparity between executive and employee compensation, reigniting a long-standing debate about corporate social responsibility.

  • Legislative Preview: A Shifting Balance
    BY APRIL STREETER

    Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.

must-reads

Heathman Hotel experiences management shakeup after apparent sale

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Maryland affiliate of LaSalle Hotel Properties has reportedly purchased the downtown Portland holding.

Goldman Sachs analyst's vote of confidence aids Columbia Sportswear

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The company saw its shares soar Wednesday after Lindsay Drucker Mann said it had sustainable 'momentum.'

New era of relations with Cuba should allow for more Oregon fruit exports

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Consumers may have to wait for an act of Congress to be allowed to easily procure Cuba's famous cigars and rum.

State lawmakers to look to clarify recreational pot rules

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A committee of Senate and House members want to establish clarity surrounding Measure 91's taxation and how its passage affects medical marijuana rules.

RAIN Eugene seeks another class of startups

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The organization dedicated to educating and aiding young entrepreneurs in the southern Willamette Valley is looking for more businesses.

November marks best month for Oregon jobs since 1990

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Payroll employment reached pre-recession numbers at 1,740,800 jobs.

Janrain buys similar-minded Silicon Valley startup

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Specifics of the deal between the social-media login companies were not released.

Commerce commits to tariffs on Chinese, Taiwanese solar companies

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Decision seen as a move that benefits SolarWorld.

FolioMetrix, of Portland, secures $5M investment

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Grail Partners is investing in the "investment management research company" that was founded in 2009.

Sen. Devlin: Kitzhaber's budget flawed

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The democratic lawmaker from Tualatin says the governor's budget is risky and cuts school spending.

Last-minute amendments ruffle street fee opponents

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The city council's "Tuesday Memo" is under fire as local economist Eric Fruits called the practice "hide and seek."

State's ag industry hit hard by invasive weeds

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Oregon Department of Agriculture study said that scotch broom and Armenian blackberries could be costing the economy nearly $80 million.

CB Insights: Eight companies in 'IPO pipeline'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oregon's technology economy thought to be the strongest it's been since the mid-2000s.

Eastern Oregon cattlemen look to end wolf protections

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Umatilla County Cattleman's Association would like rules limiting their ability to kill wolves taken out of effect.

InvestigateWest develops app tracking exemptions to the OPRL

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

There have been 478 exemptions to the law that was aimed at fostering government transparency. 

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