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Top stories in 2014

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2014 was a year of wild contradictions, fast-paced growth and unexpected revelations.

Free Falling

121714-oilprice-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR

The implosion of the energy complex: The best thing for low oil prices is low oil prices.

The short list: Holiday habits of six Oregon CEOs

121214-xmaslist1BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

We ask business and nonprofit leaders how they survive the season.

Dan and Louis Oyster Bar opens up to a changing neighborhood

121114-oystervidBy MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Revamping a Classic — an iconic eatery stays relevant in a changing marketplace.

The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.

Behind the curtain: What students should know about accreditation and rankings

120414-edurating-thumbBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

How important are institutional and/or program evaluations provided by third parties in selecting a college or university program?

The short list: 5 companies making a mint off kale

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Farmers, grocery stores and food processors cash in on kale.

The short list: 5 hot coffee shops for entrepreneurs

CupojoeBY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Oregon entrepreneurs reveal their favorite caffeine hangouts.

Two Sides of the Coin

22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.