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1 Hot Deals of the year
2 Deal Watch: another cash infusion for MyStrands
3 Composite aircraft industry takes off around Bend
4 Next, but not last, steps for Gorge casino
5 New life for old Ashland mill
6 Storm nails private timber land
7 Crab numbers low
8 Riverfront hopes continue in Springfield
9 Tillamook port could lose rail line
10 Home-based businesses are on the rise again
11 Disconnect, please
12 Forum: Executive confidence in the economy plummets
13 Weak dollar a mixed blessing
14 Will commercial real estate be next to fall?
15 Q&A with wine pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser
16 Hood River embraces the new sandbar
17 Graphic: 2007 Oregon migration patterns
18 Manufacturing growth
19 BPA delivers a megawatt milestone
20 Graphic: Housing-related jobs lose steam
21 Pricey hops make a bitter brew
22 Oregon: a tale of two economies
23 Next: the TekPet
24 Loosening the reins on work romance
25 A healthier way to deal with sick time
26 Cruising from high tech to the high seas
27 Best new private golf courses
28 Hot Deals: Mergers & Acquisitions
29 Hot Deals: Capital Raising deals

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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


Revolution in print, pixels and passion

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The publisher of the Emerald Media Group moves on, leaving a cutting edge media group that depends on business acumen for its survival.


Small business sales go big

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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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Buy the book

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


Workplace benefits

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Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.

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