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Geothermal investments heat up

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS07The ongoing construction of a $124 million geothermal plant near Neal Hot Springs was made possible by a $102 million Department of Energy loan this summer, the largest of its kind given to a geothermal project in the country. The DOE investment and other proposed government incentives are making geothermal development in the state more feasible after years of complications from large overhead costs and environmental concerns.
 

David Evans gets NOAA contract

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Big deals, mergers and transactions of the month.
 

Injury ends football career, but leads to innovation

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Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS03The pro football draft day of 1994 was the worst day of Brian Cassidy’s life. Once ranked among the top prospects in the nation, Cassidy watched as player after player was drafted and he was overlooked.
 

Oregon draws from California, exports to Washington

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010

1110_ATS02Oregon gained about 75,000 more residents than it lost from 2003-2008 with Californians accounting for the lion’s share of immigrants.

 

Projects spark energy in Eugene

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS01City efforts to reduce barriers to construction along with some substantial loans to downtown projects have helped boost Eugene’s economy.
 

Noble Coffee prospers in Ashland

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_Tactics02Noble Coffee Roasting in Ashland has built its success on sustainable ethics and a reverence for quality.
 

Readers share recovery ideas

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_InputGraph03Problems continue to plague Oregon's economy. Here's how 704 of our readers ranked ways to help the recovery in a survey conducted in late September by research partner CFM Strategic Communications.
 
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Why I became an educator

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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Friday, April 11, 2014
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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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

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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Speeding up science

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

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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How to handle the unexpected

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Friday, March 28, 2014
03.28.14 thumb disasterBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The next mysterious (or disastrous) event could be one that you or your team might suddenly need to respond to, probably under intense scrutiny.


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