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Keen triples production at Swan Island factory | Print |  Email

Keen Inc., a footwear retailer, will make 300,000 shoes this year at its Portland shoe factory.

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ESI forecasts steep decline in current quarter | Print |  Email

Electro Scientific Industries reported a 24% decline in sales last quarter and lost $8.3 million, 27 cents per share.

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ESCO shuts down production line in NW Portland | Print |  Email

The manufacturer will lay off 20 full-time employees and about 50 temporary workers from its original Northwest plant.

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Jive Software tops quarterly sales forecast | Print |  Email

Jive's Q2 sales totaled $43.4 million, up 23.2% from last year.

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Music City firm acquires Rumblefish | Print |  Email

Nashville-based SESAC purchased the Portland company, which developed a platform for musicians to micro-license music for use on websites. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Community colleges and sustainability | Print |  Email
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.

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Oregon lags in export growth | Print |  Email

The state's share of the nation's exports has fallen from 1.5% in 2008 to 1.2% in 2013.

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ViaWest sells for $1.2 billion | Print |  Email

The data center operator with a facility in Hillsboro was acquired by Shaw Communications, a Canadian telecommunications and media company.

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FEI reports another weak quarter | Print |  Email

The Hillsboro-based tech company profits totaled $24.9 million, or 59 cents per share.

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Kaiser plans to open office in Eugene | Print |  Email

Kaiser Permanente announced plans to open a medical office in Eugene by late 2015.

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Portland Rodda Paint spreads eastward | Print |  Email

The Rodda Paint Company purchased four Kelly-Moore Paint stores in Idaho and one in eastern Oregon.

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Frontier CEO dismisses Google Fiber 'hype' | Print |  Email

Frontier Communications' Maggie Wilderotter says her company can offer better prices for more modest Internet speeds.

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Supportland welcomes non-Portland businesses | Print |  Email

The buy-local advocate enlisted 13 businesses from downtown Oregon City.

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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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OB Video: Oregon MESA

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

ThumbOregon Business hosts an informal roundtable discussion about the Oregon MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program.


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EPA Standards: A breath of fresh air for the region

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
EPABY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.


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OB Video: Dress for Success

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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