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FBI investigates JPMorgan 'cyber-attack'

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

BBC: The FBI is looking into several reports of cyber-attacks against two to five U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase.

 

GoPro launches camera dog harnesses

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

TIME: The tiny video-camera maker launched a new camera mount for dogs called Fetch.

 

Snapchat now worth $10B

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Business Insider: The messaging app is close to finalizing a $20 million fundraising round led by VC firm Kleiner Perkins.

 

Tomatoes may lower prostate cancer risk

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BBC: Research suggests that men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes per week may reduce their risk by 20%.

 

WHO: Ban e-cigarette use indoors

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BBC: The World Health Organization says there should be a ban on the use of e-cigarettes indoors and that sales to minors should stop.

 

Burger King to acquire Tim Hortons for $11.5B

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reuters: The cash-and-stock deal will create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group.

 

Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Reuters: Burger King could acquire the Canadian donut-and-coffee chain in a deal costing roughly $18 billion.

 

Damage from Northern California quake could reach $1B

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Monday, August 25, 2014

ABC News: According to EQECAT, a company that studies catastrophe risk, the damage estimate is expected to rise because the Napa Valley wine harvest has already begun.

 

Yellen says job market hampered

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Reuters: U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession, the federal reserve chairwoman said.

 

Gap goes to India

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Friday, August 22, 2014

BBC: The clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets.

 

Federal directive threatens Oregon health reforms

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Friday, August 22, 2014

The federal agency that holds the purse strings for care of Oregon Health Plan members recently  criticized the state's system for distributing money to regional coordinated care organizations.

 

Massive drydock to arrive this weekend

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Friday, August 22, 2014

A $40 million floating drydock will arrive at the Columbia River this weekend, carrying components that will be assembled and put to work  by Vigor Industrial.

 

Ashland "bait bike" stolen three times in one day

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Police said Thursday that they'd arrested three people in three different incidents of bike theft over the previous 24 hours.

 
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Election Season

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We didn’t intend this issue to have an election season theme. But politics has a way of seeping into the cracks and fissures.


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Old school: Paulsen's Pharmacy maintains old fashion ethos

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VIDEO: Under the radar — complete with a soda counter, the traditional Paulsen's Pharmacy looks to compete with big box retailers.


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The Bookseller

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Everyone knows college is expensive, but a look at the numbers brings that into sharp — and painful — focus.


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Editor's Letter: Power Play

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

There’s a fascinating article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review about a profound power shift taking place in business and society. It’s a long read, but the gist revolves around the tension between “old power” and “new power” as a driver of transformation. Here’s an excerpt:

Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

The authors, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, don’t necessarily favor one form of power over another but merely outline how power is transitioning, and how companies can take advantage of these changes to strengthen their positions in the marketplace. 

Our Powerbook issue might be viewed as a case study in the new-power transition. This annual book of lists provides information on leading businesses, nonprofits and universities in the state. Most of the featured companies are entrenched power players now pursuing more flexible and less hierarchical approaches to doing business. Law firms, for example, are adopting new technologies and fee structures to make legal services more accessible and affordable.

This month we also take a look at a controversial new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to disclose the median pay of workers, as well as the ratio between CEO and median-worker pay. 

Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the rule will compel public companies to be more open about employee compensation, with the assumption that greater transparency will improve corporate performance and, perhaps, help address one of the major challenges of our time: income inequality.

New power is not only about strategy and tactics, the Harvard Business Review authors say. “The ultimate questions are ethical. The big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems.”

That sounds like a call to arms. Or a New Year’s resolution. Old power or new, the goals are the same: to be a force for positive change in the world. Happy 2015!

— Linda


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

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OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

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