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1 Oregon economic indicators as of September 2009
2 Next: Nostril filters
3 Powerlist: Law firms
4 Middle ground for wheat price
5 Deal Watch: Oregon’s M&A ice thaws a bit
6 Now hiring
7 Evenstad’s Island
8 The rise of Comic Town
9 Lights out at the Hotel Condon
10 Winter’s back, but spring is in the mail
11 Portrait of the unemployed
12 The view from Japan’s consulate
13 A holly, jolly forecast
14 Fresh hope for the mint industry
15 Big contract in a little town
16 Red tape for green projects
17 Solarize Portland catches fire
18 A downtown anchor
19 Graphic: Transportation equipment jobs
20 JumpTown gets off the ground
21 A new model
22 The right stuff
23 Reader input: Stimulus results
24 Counterpoint
25 Good news for a change
 

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Two sides of the coin

Contributed Blogs
Monday, August 25, 2014
0825 thumb moneyBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Ferguson Wellman’s investment views on the economy and capital markets.


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Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

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Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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Community colleges and sustainability

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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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College Hacker

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KLINT FINLEY

Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.


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Shipping News

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

In 2012 The Dalles, a city of some 14,400 located 75 miles east of Portland and often seen as the poor cousin to adjacent Hood River, completed a massive project to revitalize its dock.


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Portland rises

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Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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