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OSU scientists create new purple tomato

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Articles - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 NextTomatoes owe their red color to carotenoids, a group of fat-soluble pigments rich in antioxidants. Now scientists at Oregon State University have created a new, purple tomato — “Indigo Rose” — that owes its eggplant color to another class of nutrient-heavy pigments called “anthocyanins.”

 

Powerlist: banks

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Articles - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

This month's Powerlist ranks banks by 6/30/12 Oregon and Clark County, Washington deposits.

 

Foreclosure: myths and reality

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Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 BOB FinanceOver the years since the mortgage bubble burst, the term “bank” has been a four-letter word and an easy target for the media, the legislature and the general public. In fact, my own peers at community banks and credit unions have been known to jump on the bandwagon through the sound bite of “Main Street vs. Wall Street.”

 

Exports drive job growth

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Articles - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 BOB BizMattersThe link is simple, straightforward and well proven: finding export markets for Oregon products means thousands of jobs for Oregonians here at home.

 

Beyond gridlock: renewing development in the Convention Center, Rose Quarter and Lloyd districts

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Articles - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 BOB PortlandDevelopmentThe Oregon Convention Center Phase 1 opened in 1990, and Phase 2 opened in 2003. The Rose Garden opened in 1995, and the last constructed high-rise office building in the Lloyd District opened in 1997. We are now in 2013, and nothing of significance has been built in the three districts for more than 10 years.

 

What I'm reading: Sam Blackman

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Articles - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 BOB WhatImReading Blackman 01Sam Blackman, CEO of Elemental Technologies, shares what he's reading.

 

What I'm reading: Linda Navarro

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Articles - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 BOB WhatImReading Navarro 02Linda Navarro, President and CEO of Oregon Bankers Association, shares what she's reading.

 
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The solution to youth unemployment

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Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


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Green your workplace

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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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Spreading the wealth

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A money management firm broadens its reach. 


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Eking out a living

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It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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Small business sales go big

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BY BRANDON SAWYER

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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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

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A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


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