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1 At A Crossroad
2 Consumers leave pricey organics on the shelf
3 Diagnosis: Broken
4 Brammo's $10 million electric motorcycle
5 Q and A with Portland art maven Elizabeth Leach
6 At this bar, you buy low, get high
7 Oregon's bicycle industrial complex
8 Forward momentum
9 Readers rate confidence with state, nation
10 Letters to the Editor
11 State economist addresses states' pain
12 Deal Watch: Vestas expands Portland presence
13 Battered bond market hurts public projects
14 Film office wants a starring role
15 Young and restless in the House
16 Significant water funding sinks
17 Residential real estate inventory in months
18 "Real" jobless figure is twice as bad: 13.3%
19 Umatilla tribe considers incubator for startups
20 Coos Bay port buys railroad, plans for future shipping terminal
21 Ski resorts get first snow, open season
22 Finding hidden bombs
23 Laid-off techies won’t go away
24 Obama administration could mean green jobs
25 Next: the bike booster
26 Downturn doesn’t soften growth in software industry
27 Power surges (slightly)
28 October 2008 employment and business indicators
29 October 2008 transportation indicators
30 October 2008 real estate and construction indicators
31 October 2008 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
 

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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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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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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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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 and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Portland rises

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Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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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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The global challenge

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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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