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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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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
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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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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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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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