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State of addiction

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Oregon increasingly relies on its lottery to fund crucial programs. When, not if, the lottery maxes out, what will it mean for the state’s future?

 

 

Pollution for sale

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ready or not, The carbon market is coming to Oregon. Expect big winners — and big losers.

 

 

The Adams doctrine

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

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Portland's mayor-to-be offers a sneak preview of his economic plan, short on strategy but long on hope.

 

 

City U

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

PSU gets  a new president  who’s an expert  in urban development, right as its community is making big plans.

 

 

Naked came the shorts

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

s_RobinI’VE BUILT THIS MONTH’S column out of a house of cards and it’s only a matter of time before the bubble bursts.

 

 

The worry index

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Economist Joe Cortright: "Fasten your seatbelts"

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

t_JoeCortrightYOU REMEMBER THE FEELING from when you were a kid: Just past the top of the highest point of the track, the roller-coaster car falls away, taking the pit of your stomach with it.

 

 
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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Monday, March 03, 2014

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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Airbnb laws will hurt Portland’s newest company

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
airbnb-logoBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Proposed regulations protect Portland’s strict zoning codes and hotel operators, but they may have an adverse effect on Airbnb’s business.


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Spring thaw

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


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Speeding up science

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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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