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1 UO professor develops energy-smart awning
2 Powerlist: FDIC-Insured Financial Institutions
3 Oregon economic indicators as of January 2010
4 Bankruptcies erupt again
5 Deal Watch: Snack company swallows Beer Chips
6 Research transforms advertising world
7 Community nurtures Portland apparel sector
8 No relief yet for commercial real estate
9 Solarization begins in Pendleton
10 Ashland's Croman Mill project progresses
11 Waste-to-energy plant yields jobs
12 New headlight prevents bird strikes to planes
13 PSU German students learn business
14 Rural doctor talks success, health care
15 Female exec consortium forms in Bend
16 Shepherds Flat project boosts rural employment
17 Exporters follow the money to China
18 Oregon's auto import business crashes
19 gDiapers brings sustainability to diaper world
20 Spring sprouts economic hope
21 Priorities for public servants
 

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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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Business and civic leaders weigh the risks and rewards of going green.


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Timber town

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A forest collaboration saves the Rough & Ready Lumber Company.


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OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

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Monday, June 16, 2014
BritEmbCampionBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


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Driving green

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Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.


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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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13 West Coast seafood species now 'sustainable'

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Fishing OrBiz Fishing 0357 ADOBErgbCiting the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.


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