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UO researchers build device to kill off parasitic infections

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 NextParasitic infections are a huge public health problem around the world. Now NemaMetrix, a startup out of the University of Oregon, has built a device to accelerate the development of drugs that kill off or paralyze such parasites.

 

Tim Boyle charts the future as Columbia Sportswear turns 75

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 BoylesBattle 01As Columbia Sportswear turns 75, Tim Boyle takes aim at warming weather, Europe, growth challenges and increasing competition as he pushes the potential of a $2 billion iconic Oregon company.

 

Oregon startups turn to patents

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 Data 02 233pxWDespite fees and backlog‚ ugly legal battles and new reforms‚ Oregon startups continue to innovate and see value in patents to protect their technologies.

 

Hood River's craft beer boom

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 Brewing 02Premium ingredients, great location, experience and the “Full Sail” effect have turned Hood River into one of the country’s hottest brewing towns.

 

Tillamook Cheese Factory's transition

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 Tillamook 01After layoffs and community concern, the Tillamook cheese factory repositions with a new CEO. 

 

Lapchi revolutionizes the rug business

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 TacticsKerry Smith is a former bread-baking magnate who has transformed the carpet industry by creating Lapchi.

 

Herbal remedy company grows

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches NaturalMedicineHerb Pharm has grown to a multi-million-dollar enterprise that controls 45% of the national market share in liquid herbal extracts.

 
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Poll Wrap-Up

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Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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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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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
080614 ULnew greenendeavorBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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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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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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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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