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Next: cancer treatment

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Monday, July 08, 2013

0713 NextIn another win for the revolution that is DNA sequencing, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have identified the genetic mutation that causes two rare forms of leukemia.

 

Powerlist: staffing firms

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This month's Powerlist ranks staffing firms by number of full-time staff in Oregon.

 

Time to make security a business priority

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0713 InformationSecurityAs a business, do you ever handle or use a client’s credit card number or social security number? How about a client’s financial documents, date of birth, driver’s license number, medical records or any other sensitive personal information? If none of these, maybe your website collects information from children under the age of 13, or maybe you have a smartphone app that uses location services? For most of you, the answer will be yes, and the manner in which you handle the information is serious business.

 

What I'm reading: Jim Mark

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0713 WIR JimMark 02Jim Mark, CEO of Melvin Mark Companies, shares what he's reading.

 

What I'm reading: Roger Lee

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0713 WIR RogerLee 01Roger Lee, Executive Director of Economic Development for Central Oregon, shares what he's reading.

 

Wolf tourism in Eastern Oregon

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0713 Wolf 10Can a predator be good for business in Eastern Oregon?

 

Oregon's nanotech industry: Can small be large?

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0713 Nano 01A scientist, an investor and two entrepreneurs weigh in on Oregon's fledgling nanotech industry.

 
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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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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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The global challenge

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Friday, June 27, 2014
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Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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Monday, July 14, 2014
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I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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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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Oregon Business wins awards

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Monday, June 30, 2014

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


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EPA Standards: A breath of fresh air for the region

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.


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