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1 Puralytics tackles water quality on global scale
2 Powerlist: Meeting facilities
3 Angel fund boosts fortunes, economy
4 Knowledge Universe reaches $1.6 billion in revenue
5 Mike Thrasher Presents follows the money to punk, metal
6 Unemployment eased in some regions, not others
7 Oregon economic indicators as of November 2010
8 Fishermen lobby to deep-six marine reserves
9 Ski fortunes rise, then fall in wild weather year
10 Ecotrust backs new markets
11 Ochoco fires up job-saving pellet plant
12 Numbers don't add up for dairies
13 Rogue mill brings back 100 jobs
14 Dealwatch February 2011
15 Oregon's population growth slows
16 Embedding music posters with bar codes
17 Phoseon takes off in Hillsboro
18 OSU expands in Bend
19 Mixed success for manufacturing jobs
20 Portland rated a top real estate buy
21 Startup develops high tech hunting suit
22 Persistence pays for Painted Hills
23 Input: Time to overhaul state's tax system
24 From the Editor: Stories of success bring springtime to February

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Why I became an educator

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?


Workplace benefits

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


Car ignition recalls and lean product design

Contributed Blogs
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.


Fuel's gold

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


Spreading the wealth

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A money management firm broadens its reach. 


How to help your staff solve their own problems

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.

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