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OSU researcher attacks microbial spoiling

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Next01Oregon State University food microbiologist Mark Daeschel has figured out a way to keep wine from getting funky.
 

Law Firms Powerlist: Workplace issues keep lawyers busy

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Powerlist01Just as the economic downturn caused business to buckle down and focus on the basics, employment lawyers are seeing a return to the most basic workplace cases.
 

Opportunity abounds as the downturn persists

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Need cheap technology or want to buy a business? The sweet deals pile up as the downturn drags on.
 

Portland's fashion industry feels growing pains

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Fashion01The influential reality TV show Project Runway has put Portland and its designers in the fashion spotlight. But the bright lights haven’t brought stability to the local fashion industry.
 

Mark Frohnmayer builds a Utopian empire in Eugene

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Eugene01Mark Frohnmayer mixes pizza, yoga and electric cars to create a sustainable business — and life — in Eugene.
 

The state we’re in: Business filings decrease

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_TSWI01Applications for new Oregon corporations and limited liability companies fell 8.6% and 5.4% year-to-date in September.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of September 2010

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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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Is this employee right?

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When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Green Endeavor cleans up

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The Scott Kveton affair

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Community colleges and sustainability

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Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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The global challenge

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Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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