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1 Housing downturn finds its way to Oregon
2 Startups: The beat goes on in Portland
3 CH2M Hill wins $5.25 billion contract on Panama Canal
4 Q&A with new state labor chief
5 Sauvie Island businesses survive bridge blues
6 Oregon manufacturers hone their edge
7 Spring, Botox in the air
8 Using retreats to advance your team
9 More executives turning to private jets
10 Easy, low-cost ways to keep employees healthier
11 Deal Watch: Making a splash with interactive ads
12 Online survey: Readers share their economic mood
13 Value of state’s prisons deserves broader view
14 Dispute between victims group and Pew Center
15 Next: the wood bike
16 Finding treasure in The Dalles
17 Graphic: Portland construction costs low compared to other cities
18 Gorge commission changes rules on development
19 Graphic: Federal hydroelectric projects in Oregon
20 New FAA policy could threaten kit plane makers
21 Ohio group wins oil and gas rights near Madras
22 Graphic: RV ownership among Oregonians aged 43-81
23 Big Look begins big schedule of meetings
24 Salmon season sunk by total closure
25 Feds fund job-training programs
26 Local officials resign over ethics law
27 Bend guitar-maker makes environmental commitment
28 Greenlight’s cluster focus
29 Non-tribal casino idea loses steam
30 Retail vacancies rise in Portland
31 Even slow-growing occupations will need workers
32 Port of Portland picks up steam
33 February '08 employment and business filing indicators
34 February '08 transportation indicators
35 February '08 real estate and construction indicators
36 February '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
37 Graphic: Best Companies stress wellness despite low importance to employees
 

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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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How to handle the unexpected

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Friday, March 28, 2014
03.28.14 thumb disasterBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The next mysterious (or disastrous) event could be one that you or your team might suddenly need to respond to, probably under intense scrutiny.


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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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Friday, April 04, 2014
EducationCosts BlogBY ERIC FRUITS

The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


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Green your workplace

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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On fire

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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Tech makes the world go round

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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