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Columbia Sportswear agrees to fine | Print |  Email

The Portland-based outdoor apparel company agreed to pay over $100,000 for distributing mislabeled insect-repellant clothing.

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Legal pot initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot | Print |  Email

Voters will decide this November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 and older.

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ESCO prepares to shut down production line | Print |  Email

The Portland-based manufacturer will lay off as many as 70 workers this year when it shutters its aging production line.

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Old investor will finance SoloPower restart | Print |  Email

SoloPower Systems' main private backer, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, is leading a "substantial" funding round to restart production in Portland.

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Reser's new Hillsboro facility approved by city planners | Print |  Email

The Hillsboro planning director has approved Reser's Fine Foods' development plans for a $18 million, 306,000-square-foot facility.

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Growing investment group opens in Portland | Print |  Email

Massachusetts-based Meketa Investment Group, a consulting and advisory firm, has opened a new office.

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Governor candidates jab during first joint appearance | Print |  Email

Gov. John Kitzhaber and rival Dennis Richardson have laid out their differences for the upcoming fall campaign.

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Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away | Print |  Email

Atiyeh guided Oregon through the deep recession of the early 1980s; he died of kidney failure at the age of 91.

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Tektronix names new president | Print |  Email

The Beaverton-based oscilloscope-maker nominated Pat Byrne, a former Intermec Technologies CEO, as its new president.

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Portland hospitals face big fines | Print |  Email

A number of hospitals in the Portland area will be penalized by a federal program which fines hospitals with high rates of infection and other hospital-acquired conditions.

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Greenbrier railcar repair venture ready to open | Print |  Email

The railcar maker formed GBW Railcar Services LLC, which owns and operates 38 railcar repair, refurbishment and maintenance shops.

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Construction begins on Zenger Farm | Print |  Email

The Portland urban farm is expanding its 16-acre educational farm and wetland with a $2.3 million, 6,660-square-foot Urban Grange development.

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Who said we should sell in May? | Print |  Email
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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Downtime with Doug Gastich

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

How the president of BlueVolt spends his free time.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Guest Blog
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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Portland: Where young people go to work?

News
Friday, June 06, 2014
UntitledBY KATIE AUSBURGER | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How to build a hipster-friendly work environment.


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Detox fashion

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Remember mood rings? A team of scientists at Oregon State University has designed what might be considered a 21st-century analog of the ’70s jewelry fad: a bracelet that reveals one’s exposure to pollutants.


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Driving green

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.


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The Scott Kveton affair

News
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

Contributed Blogs
Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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