BY MIKE GREEN | OB BLOGGER
Addressing the problems of the poor is a common theme that serves as a backdrop to issues of family, education, jobs, homelessness, health care and public taxation. Oregon’s most promising approach is its “Prosperity Initiative,” championed by First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Activist investment fund Starboard Value is challenging TriQuint Semiconductor's business strategy and nominating its own candidates for the Hillsboro company's board.
SolarWorld's Bosch Solar Energy acquisition makes the company's Hillsboro jobs more secure by cutting purchasing costs, a spokesman says.