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Oregon GMO labeling backers meet signature deadline | Print |  Email

Supporters of the initiative that would require the labeling of GMO foods plan to submit more than 100,000 signatures to the state elections office.

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Top Portland tech CEO faces sexual assault allegations | Print |  Email

Urban Airship's Scott Kveton is fighting an investigation of claims from a former girlfriend, who says Kveton assaulted her in 2012 and 2013.

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Oregonian names Mark Katches as its new editor | Print |  Email

Mark Katches comes from the Bay Area-based Center for Investigative Reporting.

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OB Video: Dress for Success | Print |  Email
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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West Coast dockworker contracts expire soon | Print |  Email

The six-year contract representing dockworkers from San Diego to Seattle ends today.

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Earthquake and tsunami risks challenge Jordan Cove LNG terminal | Print |  Email

The site of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay is within the tsunami inundation zone.

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Phil Knight gets new hanger for private jet | Print |  Email

The Nike co-founder is building a $7.6 million hangar at Hillsboro Airport for his Gulfstream G650.

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Oak Grove retirement village remodel begins | Print |  Email

Over the next 18 months, the 22-acre Rose Villa campus will undergo a $60 million remodel.

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BFN Operations to shut down Cornelius nursery | Print |  Email

Texas-based Berry Family of Nurseries will close its nursery near Cornelius and lay off the 100 workers employed there.

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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co. | Print |  Email
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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ConAgra Foods to open facility in Boardman | Print |  Email

The Nebraska-based food manufacturer completed a $200 million expansion of its Oregon facilities.

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Oregon Business wins awards | Print |  Email

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.

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Oregon drone zone attracts more capital | Print |  Email

Portland-based Skyward IO (formerly Rising Tide Innovations) raised $1.5 million, according to SEC filings.

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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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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Understanding Oregon medical marijuana dispensary tenants

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Friday, June 13, 2014
061314 thumb grassrentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST BLOGGER

This article summarizes the key considerations a building owner must keep in mind when thinking about leasing to a medical marijuana dispensary.


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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

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Monday, June 16, 2014
BritEmbCampionBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


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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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