Old school: Paulsen's Pharmacy maintains old fashion ethos

Thursday, December 18, 2014
121914-pharmacy-thumbBY MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Under the radar — complete with a soda counter, the traditional Paulsen's Pharmacy looks to compete with big box retailers.


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Top stories in 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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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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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.

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The Must Reads team will return on January 5, 2014. Looking forward to bringing more must read headlines in the new year!

West Coast ports request mediation with longshore union

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Negotiations have lasted about seven months.

Portland Business Alliance studies strengths, weaknesses of economy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The study confirms what others have said about the prevalence of new jobs and the absence of increasing wages.

Thirteen schools receive grants for earthquake preparation

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Business Oregon will dole out a total of about $15 million to 12 school districts and one community college.

Oregon video game producers get own group

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Oregon Video Game Association will be a part of the Technology Association of Oregon.

Uber follows through on negotiated exodus

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The ridesharing company is honoring the deal it made with Portland after operating illegally in the city.

Oregonian climate change editorial triggers outrage

Monday, December 22, 2014

On Sunday, the Oregonian published an editorial explaining “why climate change will not be our 2015 editorial agenda.”

CenturyLink makes inroads to Portland; Google Fiber delayed

Monday, December 22, 2014

CenturyLink is taking advantage of its owning Qwest to potentially start offering its services in 2015.

Haggen buys Safeway and Albertsons stores in deal to appease FTC

Monday, December 22, 2014

Twenty stores in Oregon will be affected, assuming the deal is approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

Portland predicts surplus of $19M

Monday, December 22, 2014

Growing economy to thank for city's second surplus in as many years, says the City Budget Office.

TriMet reports increase in bus riders, drop for trains

Monday, December 22, 2014

The public transportation system for Portland said the expansion in service aided bus-usage in the fall quarter.

Sen. Merkley promises to propose legislation for LGBT protection

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Democrat from Oregon said he will push the Equality Act of 2015 when Congress returns from recess.

Uber accepts Portland's deal; Airbnb rebuffs regulation

Friday, December 19, 2014

The ridesharing app agreed to stop illegally operating in Portland, while the homesharing app resists giving the city the name of its hosts.

Novick declares 'gut check' time for Portland street fund

Friday, December 19, 2014

Voting on the $43.8 million tax proposal has been delayed until mid-January.

Navy orders three drone systems from Insitu

Friday, December 19, 2014

The contract is worth roughly $41 million, according to the Pentagon.

Inspector: Jordan Cove LNG-terminal site could contain contaminated soil

Friday, December 19, 2014

A whistleblower suggested that project engineers were possibly withholding information about soil issues at the Coos Bay site.

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