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|Articles - May 2011|
|Wednesday, April 20, 2011|
Oregon commercial fishermen hauled in 211 million pounds of seafood in 2009, a 3% bump up from 2008, but fathoms below 2005’s 313-million-pound haul. Still, quantity does not always increase value: Revenue earned by the actual fishermen rose 4.4% to $104.7 million, near the peak of $105.9 million in 2006. Dungeness crab doubled its value since 1990, now accounting for 41% of revenue. Groundfish was the next most valuable “fish,” followed by tuna, pink shrimp, whiting, “other” and finally, salmon, representing only 3% of revenue, a big dive from 1990 when it represented 13%. Oregon salmon fishers’ best year of the decade was 2004, when they caught 5.9 million pounds and earned $13 million in revenue. Primarily used for imitation crabmeat, whiting accounted for 30% of the catch, the largest of all the fisheries, but it only brought in 4% of revenue. The “other” fishery has grown rapidly in value and volume in recent years, largely driven by Pacific sardine harvests.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
What is the impact of the legal pot industry on carbon emissions?
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY DAN COOK | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
A real-estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city's forlorn downtown.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Consumers love the savings they get from low oil prices, but how has business been affected?
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.
Monday, January 26, 2015
The day after this issue goes to press, the city of Medford will host its annual business conference. The event features Minoli Ratnatunga, co-author of the Milken Institute’s annual “Best-Performing Cities” report. Preliminary data suggests that Medford is likely to retain its No. 1 ranking among best-performing small cities for having a higher concentration of high-tech firms than the national average.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees.
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|On the Brink|
|Thy neighbor's house|
|How a Utah-based essential oils company cornered the Oregon market|
|Green Rush: Cashing in on legal marijuana|
|McDonalds pledges to stop selling chicken raised with antibiotics|
|Uber invests in mapping software, setting up contention with Google|
|Bill Gates leads Forbes' richest people list|
|Oil continues to gain on supply risks|
|With AmEx out, Costco turns to Visa, Citi|
|California gas prices spike|
|SeaWorld aims to alter marketing strategy|
Generations of students and graduates have been plagued by the question: What is my true calling in life? Four alumni from Corban University’s Hoff School of Business who graduated in different decades say the school helped them find the answer by giving them a practical, well-rounded education.
It’s happening whether anyone’s ready or not. Businesses here in Oregon and across the U.S. are already experiencing the effects of the largest generational shift in recent history, and these changing tides will impact every level of the workplace — from a company’s executive leadership to its cultural core.
Success stories spotlight meaningful career opportunities in Oregon's diverse and lucrative tourism industry.
Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) is pleased to announce, long standing Intel manager, Kelly Sweeney has joined the agency’s Board of Directors as a member at large.
Local businesses interested in offering retail items, food and beverage, or passenger services at Portland International Airport are invited to attend one of two meetings on March 17.
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