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October 2010

Group turns trash into treasure

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
ResourceFull UseA group of Portland-area business strategists are encouraging companies to dump their waste on others as a way to save money.
 

Predicting algae blooms in time to help coast economy

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MOCHAA statewide research group is developing a way to forecast harmful algae blooms to help mitigate the negative economic impact that beach closures have on Oregon’s coastal communities.

 

Conflict swirls around gold mining

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS16A long-simmering conflict over individual versus public rights has converged on the banks of the rivers of southwest Oregon, stirring resentment between gold miners and environmentalists. In question is whether suction dredging poses a threat to river wildlife and if the long-standing individual right to mine in the state should be amended.

 

Oregon workers cheaper than most

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS14Despite a minimum wage adjusted for inflation each year since 2004, Oregon experienced the smallest percentage gain in private sector pay between 2001 and 2009 when compared to neighboring states — 22.1% versus Nevada’s 27.7%.

 

Cold helps some crops, hurts others

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS11This year’s cold spring brought good and bad news to Oregon’s crops.

 

Staycations boost fairs and festivals

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS09Many of Oregon’s largest festivals and fairs reached record-breaking attendance this summer, a sign that many Oregonians decided on staycations this year.

 

Dealwatch: Purchases lift Intel, FLIR, Blount

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Intel, Greenbrier, FLIR and Vestas: this month's Dealwatch column includes some major Oregon businesses. We round up the big transactions, mergers and deals of the month.

 
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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

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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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

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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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

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


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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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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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13 West Coast seafood species now 'sustainable'

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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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