Who said we should sell in May?

Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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The Scott Kveton affair

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex fast changing business environment. 

Update: We checked in with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who offers his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Trends in business succession

Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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OB Video: Dress for Success

Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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Oregon Business wins awards

Monday, June 30, 2014

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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The global challenge

Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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Our Featured Stories

  • The Private 150: Bigger But Leaner
    BY KIM MOORE

    Total revenue increased at Oregon's top 150 private companies, but the number of employees continues to decline as firms downsize in the post-recession economy.

  • Canine Inc.
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Pet parents feed the doggy economy.

  • Searching for a Cure
    BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

    As health care reform inches forward, insurers, doctors and hospitals seek to improve quality and control costs.

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Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away

Monday, July 21, 2014

Atiyeh guided Oregon through the deep recession of the early 1980s; he died of kidney failure at the age of 91.

Tektronix names new president

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Beaverton-based oscilloscope-maker nominated Pat Byrne, a former Intermec Technologies CEO, as its new president.

Portland hospitals face big fines

Monday, July 21, 2014

A number of hospitals in the Portland area will be penalized by a federal program which fines hospitals with high rates of infection and other hospital-acquired conditions.

Greenbrier railcar repair venture ready to open

Monday, July 21, 2014

The railcar maker formed GBW Railcar Services LLC, which owns and operates 38 railcar repair, refurbishment and maintenance shops.

Construction begins on Zenger Farm

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Portland urban farm is expanding its 16-acre educational farm and wetland with a $2.3 million, 6,660-square-foot Urban Grange development.

The Nines Hotel sold

Friday, July 18, 2014

Maryland-based Pebblebook Hotel Trust acquired the downtown Portland hotel for $127 million.

Oregon sues 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

Friday, July 18, 2014

State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has sued companies responsible for the popular energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.

Andersen Construction opens Eugene office

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Portland-based construction manager and general contractor has opened an office in Lane County.

Daimler Trucks breaks ground on new HQ

Friday, July 18, 2014

Portland-based Daimler Trucks North America will begin construction on its new $150 million Swan Island headquarters.

Linear Technology eyes expansion in Camas

Friday, July 18, 2014

The California-based chipmaker is nearing a decision to build a second computer-chip factory in Clark County.

Urban Airship names two new VPs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mark Baker will take over as vice president of global sales and Steve Serba was named "vice president of customer success."

Oregon venture capital picks up

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Oregon startups have raised $174 million to date, up from $162 million raised in 2013.

Portland investment bank purchased by KeyCorp

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pacific Crest Securities will join KeyBanc Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp.

Oregon wildfires prompt state of emergency

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency; the Oregon National Guard will respond to wildfires burning across the state.

Capitol Auto recognized in 'top 100 dealers to work for'

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Salem's Capitol Auto Group was named one of the top 10 dealerships for employees in the United States and Canada by Automotive News magazine.

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