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1 A stronger surgical seal
2 Powerlist: Banks
3 Asian investors eye Oregon properties, green cards
4 Timbers debut gets the money flowing
5 Lincoln City diversifies its economy
6 Mysterious wheat crop loss puzzles researchers
7 Help wanted ads plummet
8 Oregon economic indicators as of January 2011
9 Oregon's sin taxes vs. our neighbors
10 Trucking industry copes with rising costs
11 Boeing, First & Main top April 2011's Dealwatch list
12 Unpaid taxes burn a hole in the budget
13 E-waste industry helps boost jobs
14 Shooting revs up for Oregon's best TV and film year ever
15 Elemental takes off with iPad
16 Seaport stays airborne after losing Astoria
17 Geoloqi explores place-based apps
18 Preston Pulliams leads PCC to major growth
19 Education cuts, tax measures hurt
20 A break from skepticism
 

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It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


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Small business sales go big

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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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Speeding up science

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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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Spreading the wealth

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A money management firm broadens its reach. 


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

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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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