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1 Next: a stronger wood
2 February '09 farming, natural resources and energy
3 February '09 real estate and construction indicators
4 February '09 transportation indicators
5 February '09 employment and business indicators
6 Powerlist: Commercial real estate
7 Deal Watch: Oregon's slice of the stimulus pie
8 Home sales and values sink in '08
9 A tale of two subsidies
10 Gorilla Capital pulls in revenues as the foreclosures pile up
11 A region uncorked
12 To your health
13 The robot doctor will see you now
14 The candy economy is still sweet
15 Wherefore art thou, dear consumer?
16 Building a legacy
17 Digging deeper in Klamath Falls
18 Portland's downtown downturn
19 Hip chicks sell out as urbanites flock to buy
20 Baby, you can drive my electric car
21 Gilliam County jobs up in the dumps
22 Jobs at arts, entertainment and recreation facilities grow over last year
23 The PDX-BK connection
24 The bootmaker's daughter
25 Reader input: health benefits
26 Here to help small businesses
27 Food for thought

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Making faces

Thursday, February 20, 2014
02.20.14 Thumbnail ModelsBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

As retailers consolidate and newspapers fold, the business of modeling shifts to ad agencies, apparel companies and new media.


Leader's bookshelf

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 14, 2014
02.06.14 BooksBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Five books that will make you a better leader.


Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014


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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Buy the book

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
2 03.25.14 thumb bookshopBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

MillennialsThumbA new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.


Car ignition recalls and lean product design

Contributed Blogs
Friday, April 11, 2014
04.11.14 thumb gm-gettyTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

Thursday, March 27, 2014
03.27.14 thumb collegeBY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.

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