One of Tigard's largest employers to shutter call center | Print |  Email

Capital One's decision will cost about 900 people their jobs.

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17 state workers apply for legal fees in Kitzhaber case | Print |  Email

Members of former governor's staff seek assistance from state program that allows coverage of legal costs that arise from performing duties on the job.

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U.S. Representative from Oregon pushes GMO labeling bill | Print |  Email

Kurt Scharder's measure would prohibit state and local governments from implementing special requirements.

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Two Portland-area Safeways slated to close | Print |  Email

A company spokesman tells Oregonian the stores in Gresham, Milwaukie were underperforming.

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Metro chief: 'No regional need to expand the UGB' | Print |  Email

Official recommends no changes for first time during a review period.

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Controversial labor, street fee proposals reemerge | Print |  Email

Minimum wage increase, Portland street fee expected to be reintroduced into public discussion.

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Shell Oil drilling ship to arrive in Portland | Print |  Email

Coast Guard sets aside protest area around ship that will eventually drill in the Arctic.

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Kickstarter darling, Coolest Cooler, set to ship | Print |  Email

The Oregon entrepreneur who raised more than $13 million said his product will begin shipping Friday.

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Nike finalizes lease for 105K square-feet in Hillsboro | Print |  Email

Deal represents the most business space rented in the Portland area this year.

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Turnover continues for Redmond Airport | Print |  Email

Director resigns after just a little more than a year at the helm.

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Daimler Trucks targeted in another lawsuit claiming discrimination | Print |  Email

Ricky Pang seeks $250,000: "White employees are not treated the same."

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Longview-based taxi company enters Portland | Print |  Email

EcoCab, equipped with a fleet of Teslas, joins fray amid pilot program for ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft.

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Rural Oregon struggling with legal pot regulations | Print |  Email

Jefferson Co. County Commission Chairman: "We've done absolutely nothing."

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Reader Input: Road Work

March 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.

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Reader comments:

"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."

"This has been used in Oregon since the mid-1800s. It is not a new financing method. This form of financing may help Oregon close its infrastructure deficit by leveraging funds."


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Farm in a Box

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.


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Fueling Up for the Climb

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY GREGG MORRIS

Rita Hansen aims to scale natural gas vehicle innovation.


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Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

The Latest
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
RUCCostComparison rev4-30BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.


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Business partnerships: taming the three-headed monster

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Monday, July 06, 2015
070615-businessmarriagefail-thumbBY KATHERINE HEEKIN | OB GUEST COLUMNIST

Picking a business partner is not much different than choosing a spouse or life partner, and the business break-up can be as heart-wrenching and costly as divorce.


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Marijuana law ushers in new business age

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
062315panelthumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

Oregon’s new marijuana law is expected to lead to a bevy of new business opportunities for the state. And not just for growers. Law firms, HR consultants, energy efficiency companies and many others are expected to benefit from the decriminalization of pot, according to panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting on Tuesday.


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Reader Input: Fair Play

May 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation in February prompted some soul searching in this state about ethical behavior in industry and government.


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