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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

thelatestOregon has become one of a handful of states to limit most employers from legally obtaining or using credit history information on job applicants or employees. The law change has business owners scrambling to understand the fine print.

 
Keeping PDX a hot spot for app development | Print |  Email
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Thursday, July 01, 2010

thelatestThe City of Portland is using an innovative approach to improve city life.  After opening up government data sets to outside developers in September the city went one step further by creating an open source design contest for applications or “apps” using PDX data sets to address civic issues.

 
The Frog hops as the art world adapts | Print |  Email
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Thursday, July 01, 2010

thelatestThe gallery that has replaced the high-end Lawrence Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District, the Dapper Frog, might be a sign that the art world is adapting to changing economic realities.

 
Hard times for the big boys | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ben-blogFor more than 30 years, Oregon Business has ranked the state’s top 150 private companies by revenue. This year’s results are in, and they are not encouraging. 2009 was one of the worst years ever for the state’s most important private sector employers — if not the worst.

 
On the Scene: Good, clean beer | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

sceneblogbwNeon pink wrist-banded beer lovers teetered around North Portland’s Overlook Park this weekend for the 6th annual North American Organic Brewer Festival. It wasn't just about booze and frivolity; the organic beer market has more than doubled over five years.

 
Editor's Notes: Thinking big in Baker | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Thursday, June 24, 2010

robin-BLOGTiny, beautiful Baker City has, like most rural Oregon towns, long struggled to create new business and jobs out of the ashes of its natural resources industry. The seat of a remote county with a population of only 16,000, Baker suffers from high unemployment but it does not suffer from a lack of trying.

 
Jobs Watch: Nike boots, scores | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Thursday, June 24, 2010

ben-blogNike is hiring again in Beaverton after a turbulent recessionary run punctuated by a 5% downsizing last May. The company has posted openings in information technology, operations, human resources, communications and the House of Hoops, has just hired a new Chief Learning Officer and is sprinting into a new fiscal year with momentum and focus.

 
Timbers season ticket sales spike | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

thelatestThe Portland Timbers have snagged 1,000 season ticket deposits over the past 10 days for their 2011 Major League Soccer inaugural season, as World Cup buzz intensifies and Oregon fans look forward to hitting the big time next April.

 
Rain has been berry, berry bad | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

thelatestSummer officially started this week, finally. This month has set a record for the wettest June ever and it isn’t over yet. The same cool, gray weather that has been depriving us of vitamin D is also  really cutting into berry farm revenue.

 
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