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Two sides of the coin

 

There are many ways to look at economic trends. Each month, analysts at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management share how global economic data and market trends are viewed here in Oregon.

The Demise of the Consumer Has Been Overly Exaggerated

Earlier this month, several major retailers reported tough earnings. A common metric in the retail industry is Same-Store Sales (SSS), which measures the growth of the average store for a retailer. This metric standardizes industry data so it isn’t skewed by acquisitions, divestiture, etc. When three major U.S. retailers reported in May, SSS were very disappointing.

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100 Best GreenSnapshot: SolTerra

On June 1st, we will reveal our 8th annual 100 Best Green Workplace rankings at an awards luncheon in the Nines Hotel.  In anticipation of that event, we conducted brief interviews with a few of the organizations on the list regarding their green workplace practices.  Here is the third in a series: a Q & A with Valeria Smith, office administrator with SolTerra:

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Farm to Fit: Staying ahead of the curve

Six years ago, Dre Slaman, 36, and G. Scott Brown, 44, decided they wanted to leave L.A. and move somewhere they considered creative. After weighing the options, the duo, who have a background in acting, decided Portland was the clear standout. But back then, the Rose City was missing something: a meal delivery service.

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