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Quantum computers may be the future

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
0811_NextA PSU professor is studying the possibilities of quantum computers as the physical limits of computer technology are quickly approaching.
 

Powerlist: Commercial real estate

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This month's Powerlist ranks commercial real estate companies by number of licensed commercial agents in Oregon.

 

Medford's unique TV market reaches a critical crossroad

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

0811_MedfordTV_01Medford is an unlikely hub of broadcast activity. As the stations struggle to survive, consolidation, combined newsrooms and other partnerships are possible. That would irreparably change a very special small American TV market.

 

The audacious plan of Hiroshi Morihara

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
0811_Hiroshi_01One of the most ambitious rural job creation ideas in Oregon comes from a Ph.D. scientist eight years past retirement age who has figured out a way to run coal burning power plants onplants.
 

Independent pharmacies struggle

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
0811_Pharmacies_01Independent neighborhood pharmacies are shrinking, battered by big-chain competition, changing laws and consumer defection.
 

Shipping up at the Port of Portland

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
0811_IndicatorsGraph_02Shipping improved at the Port of Portland in 2010.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of May 2011

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
 
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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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South Waterfront's revenge

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Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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Is this employee right?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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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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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
062614 thumb realestateBY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER

Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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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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