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U.S. bacon prices rise

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Associated Press: A virus has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, threatening pork production and increasing prices by 10% or more.

 

Major bug 'Heartbleed' exposes Internet data

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

CNET: The security bug can wipe a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored like usernames, passwords and credit card numbers.

 

Aerobic exercise helps aging brains grow

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Atlantic: A study showed that doing aerobic exercise twice a week for 26 weeks significantly increased the volume of the hippocampi in older women.

 

Windows XP is dead

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

NBC: Microsoft ended support for the popular operating system, Windows XP.

 

Stay-at-home moms on the rise

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

CNN Money: Today, 29% of American mothers are at home.

 

Game of Thrones crashes HBO app

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Monday, April 07, 2014

CNN: A rush of viewers onto the cable network's mobile streaming app for the season premiere of "Game of Thrones" caused it to crash.

 

Oscar Pistorius apologizes

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Monday, April 07, 2014

BBC: An emotional Oscar Pistorius has apologized to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on the first day of his evidence at his murder trial.

 

Mozilla CEO resigns

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Business Insider: Brendan Eich is resigning as CEO and is leaving the board of Mozilla.

 

Liquid nicotine causing poisonings

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Friday, April 04, 2014

CNN: In February there were 215 calls involving e-cigarettes to the poison center.

 

FDA approves overdose treatment

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Reuters: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an injection device for caregivers to treat patients who suffer an overdose.

 

Turkey officials lift 'Twitter ban'

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

BBC: Turkish authorities have lifted the two-week-old ban on Twitter, citing it was a breach of freedom and expression.

 

Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor caps

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WSJ: In a 5-4 ruling, the majority believes limits violate the First Amendment.

 

Amazon launches $99 set-top box

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Forbes: The company unveiled FireTV, a streaming set-top box that lets viewers watch on-demand movies and television shows.

 
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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Monday, March 03, 2014

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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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Tech makes the world go round

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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Workplace benefits

March 2014
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.


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The future of money

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JAKE THOMAS

An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


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From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

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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