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Measles cases rise in U.S.

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Friday, December 06, 2013

USA Today: The U.S. is experiencing a spike in measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

World mourns Nelson Mandela

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Friday, December 06, 2013

BBC: South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.

 

Supreme Court to decide patent fracas between Google and Microsoft

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Friday, December 06, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek: A bitter software patent case that has split the high-tech industry will be heard by the Supreme Court and its ruling could have major implications for the U.S. economy.

 

20,000 apply for 400 jobs at Ikea in Spain

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

NPR: In just 48 hours, more than 20,000 people applied for 400 jobs at an Ikea opening on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

 

Twitter names first female board member

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Reuters: Twitter Inc named Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of publishing company Pearson, to its board on Thursday.

 

U.S. fast food workers strike

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

BBC: Fast-food workers across the US are staging a 24-hour strike in protest at low wages, organizers say.

 

WalMart pays legal fees for bribery probe

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Reuters: WalMart is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation.

 

Google ramps up plan to make robots

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

BBC: Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year, possibly posing challenge to Amazon's drones

 

Sales on Cyber Monday reach new heights

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

USA Today: Avoiding brick-and-mortar stores, holiday shoppers set a new Cyber Monday sales record lured by deals on Amazon.com, eBay.com and other websites.

 

CNN plans major changes

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Capital New York: CNN is planning major programming changes under Worldwide President Jeff Zucker.

 

One million new visits to Obamacare website Monday

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Reuters: More than 1 million new visitors had checked out the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new reforms.

 

Shanghai teens top international education rankings

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

CNN: When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best in the world.

 

Los Angeles could ban feeding homeless people

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Monday, December 02, 2013

MSNBC: The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a ban on feeding homeless people in public areas.

 
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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


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Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


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The solution to youth unemployment

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Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


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Small business sales go big

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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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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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