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Economy sinks wave energy momentum

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Monday, September 01, 2008

The credit crunch — Oregon’s current fiscal bugbear — can now be blamed for one more thing: a downturn in wave-energy projects.

 

 

Costs spiral for prison measures

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Monday, September 01, 2008

A state analysis of the two criminal justice measures competing for votes this November estimates prison costs to be even higher than anticipated.

 

 

Most readers have made business changes to address climate change

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Monday, September 01, 2008

 

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Oregon keeps on trucking despite fuel costs

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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Despite diesel fuel prices almost 90% higher than a year ago, Oregon’s employment in truck transportation followed its typical seasonal pattern during the past 12 months.

 

 

Economist Eric Fruits discusses baby boomers

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

t_EricFruitsBaby boomers are big news. Last year, the first boomer collected her first Social Security check.

 

 

Deal Watch: Portland video processor raises $5.5M

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

FROM THE OUTSIDE, what Elemental Technologies does is pretty easy to understand.

 

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


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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