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September 2008

The return of king ag

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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Spiking prices and insatiable demand produce a record-breaking season for Oregon’s farmers.

 

 

New housing starts stall out

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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U.S. housing starts have been in decline since 2005, but Oregon starts fared worse than the U.S. overall during the first six months of 2008.

 

 

Lions, tigers, bear markets

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

s_RobinIt’s been a difficult spring and summer: The economy cyclone flattened the house; the yellow brick road expansion has run out of funds.

 

 

Q&A with the candidates for state treasurer

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

TreasurerRaceWhat would these men do if they got their hands on the state’s billions?

 

 

Costs and delays imperil Portland’s South Waterfront

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

SouthwaterfrontAs development in Portland’s South Waterfront sags under the weight of the economy, the final design of the project grows increasingly uncertain.

 

 

Season fuels fire business

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

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It was tragic but not surprising that the nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Northern California Aug. 5 were working for a company based in Oregon.

 

 

Walker attacks ethanol law

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

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Just weeks before Eastern Oregon gas stations will be required to sell fuel blended with ethanol, one lawmaker is already reconsidering the state’s year-old renewable fuel mandate.

 

 
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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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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium 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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Downtime with Ron Green

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Ron Green became president and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank in August 2013.


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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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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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Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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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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