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1 Wood waste flour could create a new building material
2 Powerlist: Commercial real estate
3 Oregon economic indicators as of February 2010
4 PDX hits some turbulence
5 Deal Watch: Credit unions enter $5 billion merger
6 Marijuana goes mainstream in Southern Oregon
7 Why Hollywood Video failed
8 Oregon's 3-D expertise could create a promising new cluster
9 Portland couple sets up in Shanghai
10 Genentech invests $400 million in Oregon
11 Rogue Ales expands its borders
12 Libraries are flooded with visitors
13 Farmers markets draw different customers
14 Klamath drought takes toll on area farmers
15 Oregon coastal tourism is picking back up
16 Geothermal interest heats up in Oregon
17 Wind farm construction puts stress on eastern railway yard
18 Possible figure skating payoff keeps PDX on its toes
19 Umpqua Bank expands during recession
20 Bend Research reinvents itself under CEO Rod Ray
21 Oregon voters are unimpressed with the state's political leadership
22 May issue features China, 3-D, marijuana and Hollywood Video
 

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BY BRANDON SAWYER

A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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Speeding up science

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02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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Small business sales go big

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BY BRANDON SAWYER

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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Eking out a living

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04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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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.


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