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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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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Our Featured Stories

  • 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.

  • 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.

Environmental impact roundup: Nestle to streamline spring water procurement

Friday, January 23, 2015

Nestle looks to tap Cascade Locks; trucks deemed unfit for California environmental standards offloaded in Oregon; Whale Cove to be protected.

Uber releases findings of commissioned survey of drivers

Friday, January 23, 2015

Drivers for the ridesharing company make more on average than their counterparts who work for traditional taxi companies.

Panel lobbies for limits on debt incurred by the state government

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lawmakers will incorporate debt and bond limits in their budget-making process.

Nike's 'Jumpman' logo at center of lawsuit

Friday, January 23, 2015

The photographer who took the original photo of Michael Jordan alleges the copyright on the photo has been misused by Nike.

Portland Meat Collective secures $150K grant

Friday, January 23, 2015

Chase is giving one of its Mission Main Street Grants to a group dedicated to spreading knowledge about local butchery and meat.

Employment Department's final 2014 report shows growth for state economy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Job growth in Oregon at pre-recession heights after strong finish to the year.

Airbnb 'disappointed' by Portland city council

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The council approved rules that mandate the short-term rental company disclose information about hosts.

Tualatin tech furniture company sold after $38M year

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Anthro Corp. became a potential target for acquisition after its line of standing desks yielded the company a strong 2014.

Intel wants to grow its carbon footprint

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The tech giant filed a new construction permit that asks for more allowable emissions of particulate matter and carbon dioxide.

Demolition rift deepens after council changes direction

Thursday, January 22, 2015

City Council criticized by both sides as discussion about neighborhood preservation inches toward resolution.

Columbia Sportswear alleges company used patent-protected technology

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The outerwear company is accusing Seirus Innovative Accessories of implementing technology without receiving permission.

Report: State's wine industry valued at $3.35B

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The production of alcohol in Oregon is proving lucrative as an industry review indicates growth and breweries expand across the state.

Records leak costs two UO staffers their jobs

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The president's office of the University of Oregon saw about 22,000 pages of records — some with confidential information — released to a professor before ensuring the release complied with the law.

State sees little of tech industry's $7B year

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Oregon tech companies accounted for a record year in deals in 2014, but state coffers will not be significantly bolstered by that growth.

Businesses across state embroiled in lawsuits

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Klamath Falls sued by PacifiCorp; blueberry growers settle with Department of Labor; Multnomah County commissioner accused of retaliation fire.

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