September 2011

Organic catalysts help drugs work effectively

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Articles - September 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
0911_NextA team at OSU developed an organic catalyst to help facilitate the chemical reactions that make drugs work effectively.
 

Powerlist: Staffing firms

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This month's powerlist ranks staffing firms by full-time staff in Oregon.

 

Ashland's new age economy

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

0911_HarmonicConvergence_09From Jackson Wellsprings to Pacific Domes, businesses built to serve a higher purpose and make a buck are moving into Ashland.

 

Carpenters union attacks wage fraud

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
0911_UndergroundFight_01As jobs remain tight, competition stays fierce and Hispanic labor grows, a carpenters union attacks fraud in the construction industry with controversial tactics.
 

Private sector shapes education reform

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

0911_EducationOregon’s business community scored a triumph in education reform this session, an effort that spotlights how the private sector — sometimes controversially — is shaping education reform and funding.

 

Prices for farm products increase

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
0911_IndicatorsGraph_03Farmers have been getting more for their goods. The July 2011 price index for all farm products was up 31% over 2010, with crops up 41% and livestock up 18%.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of June 2011

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
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Editor's Letter: Tortoise and the Hare

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015

The day after this issue goes to press, the city of Medford will host its annual business conference. The event features Minoli Ratnatunga, co-author of the Milken Institute’s annual “Best-Performing Cities” report. Preliminary data suggests that Medford is likely to retain its No. 1 ranking among best-performing small cities for having a higher concentration of high-tech firms than the national average. 


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Game On

March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.


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Umbrella Revolution

March 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015

Yeah, we know: Oregonians are way too cool for umbrellas. But today’s stylish, high-tech models will soften the resistance of the most rain hardened.


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Tweeting Portland's State of the City address

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Friday, January 30, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 3.08.19 PMBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

For those who were working, here are a few highlights of Charlie Hales' State of the City address.


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5 companies react to lower fuel prices

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thumb-shutterstock 233787049BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Consumers love the savings they get from low oil prices, but how has business been affected?


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Imperial Palate

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Power Lunch at the Imperial.


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The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

March 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees. 


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