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1 OSU researcher attacks microbial spoiling
2 Law Firms Powerlist: Workplace issues keep lawyers busy
3 Opportunity abounds as the downturn persists
4 Portland's fashion industry feels growing pains
5 Mark Frohnmayer builds a Utopian empire in Eugene
6 The state we’re in: Business filings decrease
7 Oregon economic indicators as of September 2010
8 Water rate hikes flood businesses
9 Capital flows into fresh ideas
10 Iberdrola creates 70 jobs in Lakewood
11 Langlitz Leathers follows the market into Japan
12 Grain, Asian markets help boost growth at Port of Portland
13 Restaurants pop up in shipping containers
14 Harry & David stops buying commercial eggs
15 China demand strong for Oregon logs
16 Dealwatch: December 2010
17 Wyden pushes for bipartisan tax reform
18 Japan keeps jobs in Forest Grove
19 Portland embraces cargo bike’s ability to deliver the goods
20 Businesses drop asking prices
21 Old questions return to leadership gathering
22 Hering tackles a tough commercial market
23 Business confidence sinks
24 From the Editor: Looking forward to 2011
 

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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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Airbnb laws will hurt Portland’s newest company

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