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1 Portable flash sensor simplifies disease detection
2 Powerlist: Meeting facilities
3 Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009
4 PGE megawatts are less mega in 2009
5 Deal Watch: Wind power comes to rural Oregon
6 Rural counties depend on landfill business
7 Oregon's poorly funded universities revolt
8 Wilshire Credit clogs up mortgage relief
9 Better broadband headed to small communities
10 Plastics recycler sets up in St. Helens
11 Cupcake bakeries succeed in stale economy
12 Snow season starts strong, then rain hits the slopes
13 Cattlemen's association head discusses change
14 Graphic: Hazelnut production projected to increase 19%
15 Consumers go for cheaper burials
16 Credit unions gain market share from banks
17 Overgrown, grass seed farmers switch to wheat
18 Cold freezes olive oil dreams
19 Pellet market smoldering
20 Good crab season boosts coastal economy
21 Convergence Networks survives recession by planning ahead
22 Keeping the rural connection
23 The grass isn't greener for most businesses
 

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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Monday, July 14, 2014
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Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Is this employee right?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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The global challenge

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Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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Community colleges and sustainability

Contributed Blogs
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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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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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