Finding a Balance

Thursday, January 29, 2015
012915-passinvst-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Active vs. passive investing: what you need to know.


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LEED for weed

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
012815-potcarbon-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

What is the impact of the legal pot industry on carbon emissions? An NEBC energy forum breakfast makes the case for taking the new industry’s emissions impacts very seriously.


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A legislative preview — and celebration

Friday, January 23, 2015
012315-speaker-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The Northwest Environmental Business Council previews the 2015 legislative agenda as Hatch Oregon celebrates Oregon's new community crowdfunding rules.


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4 married couples who work together

Thursday, January 22, 2015
IMG 0020BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

They say maintaining a healthy marriage takes work. So does running a business with your spouse.


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Ski traffic

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
0121-skiway-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A place-based multimodal transportation plan for Mt. Hood is long overdue.


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5 companies react to lower fuel prices

Thursday, January 15, 2015
thumb-shutterstock 233787049BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Consumers love the savings they get from low oil prices, but how has business been affected?


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The city as startup

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
011415 citystartup-thumbBY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Startups in the growth phase are associated with a fresh infusion of capital — human and financial — a curiosity factor and products to disrupt the market and drive demand. Portland’s economy gives off the same aroma.


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Transportation Fairness Alliance holds demonstration in Pioneer Square

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
IMG 3367BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland's cab companies urged city hall for consideration as officials weigh new rules for Uber and other ridesharing companies.


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7 industry trends of 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015
covertrends15-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Industry groups identify top trends for 2015.


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Taking the lead in boosting Oregonians’ health and strengthening our economy

Thursday, January 08, 2015
0108-injection-thumbBY CAMBIA HEALTH SOLUTIONS & OREGON BUSINESS COUNCIL | OP-ED

Businesses have a significant stake in the health of Oregonians. In fact, we cannot succeed without it. By committing to using our companies as levers for good health, we invest in our people, our business, our quality of life and our economy. 


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Political theater

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
0107-orbizplansum14-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit drew more than 1,000 people to the Oregon Convention Center yesterday.


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Playoffs pay off for the Ducks

Friday, January 02, 2015
oregon-ducks-logo-helmet-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The University of Oregon football team looked unstoppable on the field Jan. 1 — and the university is reaping the benefits of the new postseason format.


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Our Featured Stories

  • Which Way to Chinatown?
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

    The Jade International District, already Portland's center of Asian life, is poised for rejuvenation. Where does that leave the westside's historic Chinatown?

  • Will Medford Ever Be Cool?
    BY DAN COOK | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

    A real-estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city's forlorn downtown.

  • The Carbon Calculus
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

    Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.

Lava Butte shuttle in the works

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bus service will be tested this summer to the popular tourist attraction.

Oregon's first lady continues to disclose possible improprieties

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cynthia Hayes admitted that she was paid $118,000 from a clean energy organization for consulting work.

Portland terminal operator complains of West Coast work stoppages

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A 12-hour work stoppage Tuesday pushed ICTSI Oregon Inc.'s attorney to issue a statement condemning the labor strife.

Daimler Trucks North America settles over civil-rights allegations

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The corporation's Swan Lake facility was at the center of a $2.4M payout.

Labor coalition releases poll results that show support for higher minimum wage, more paid sick days

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fair Shot For All released findings from their polls that indicated wide-reaching support.

Lawmakers prep for fuel-standard fight

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Strife abounds when discussion turns to gas tax and clean fuel requirements in Salem.

Incarcerated seniors face challenges

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Oregon struggles paying for massive elderly prisoner population; lawmakers mull bill aimed at ending real estate fraud.

Portland companies get in on Super Bowl hype

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wieden+Kennedy has three clients who purchased ad time; an app developed in the Rose City will gauge viewers' reactions to the expensive commercials.

Amanda Fritz plans 2016 reelection bid

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The city commissioner said the death of her husband altered circumstances, encouraging her to eschew retirement. 

Multnomah Co. to weigh risks of e-cigarettes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Health officials are responding to a Portland State study that found formaldehyde was a byproduct of vaping.

Portland City Council to determine $20M anti-gentrification proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Housing roundup: North/Northeast neighborhoods push back against gentrification, driving away Trader Joe's; South Waterfront aims to include affordable housing; Portland home prices rise in 2014.

SEC waits to tackle the CEO-worker pay gap

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Companies balk at complying with provision of Dodd-Frank requiring disclosure of median employee income.

Secretary of state accused of letting Comcast ghostwrite letter regarding Time Warner deal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tech journal finds word-for-word similarities between company's stance and Kate Brown's letter as the FCC mulls Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable.

Hillsboro's Lattice Semiconductor pays $600M for Silicon Image

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The deal marks the most expensive acquisition an Oregon company has made since 2007.

PSU business school preps for long awaited redesign, expansion

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

After securing a $40 million bond from the state legislature, Portland State's business school is looking forward to updating its facilities.

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