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Feds miss deadline to cut Oregon pollution program | Print |  Email

Federal officials were mulling whether to cut $4 million per year from Oregon's coastal nonpoint pollution program.

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The global challenge | Print |  Email
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.

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Employee Department cutting resources for local businesses | Print |  Email

The Oregon Employment Department is pulling people and money away from a program that works with employers, changing it to one that helps train workers instead.

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Nike revealed $27.8B in annual revenue | Print |  Email

The Oregon sports footwear and apparel company raised $27.8 billion for the year; fourth quarter revenue grew 11% to $7.4 billion.

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Counties target property tax delinquents | Print |  Email

Lane County will lead a new coalition aiming to identify businesses not paying taxes on personal property in seven counties.

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Steel contractor working on Google data center fined | Print |  Email

Colorado-based LPR Construction Co. was accused of violating state wage and hour laws on Google's $600 million project in The Dalles.

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Pot advocates submit petition signatures | Print |  Email

Marijuana supporters submitted 145,710 signatures to the state elections office.

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Blips and trends in the housing market | Print |  Email
062614 thumb realestateBY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER

Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?

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Giant industrial park planned on former Nike property | Print |  Email

California-based Majestic Realty Co. may build an industrial business park on the undeveloped 75-acre plot of land purchased from the Nike Foundation.

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PSU experiments with energy efficiency data | Print |  Email

Portland State University is moving forward with a project to improve energy efficiency to lure new business.

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Oregon company creates drone detector | Print |  Email

Oregon City-based Domestic Drone Countermeasures may have come up with the first way to detect drones.

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PGE seeks approval for solar plant near Salem | Print |  Email

Portland General Electric requested a zoning change for a proposed solar power generating site capable of producing more than 4 megawatts of electricity.

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Feds send $4.5M to Oregon | Print |  Email

The Labor Department sent the $4.5 million grant to help displaced workers.

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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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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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Portland: Where young people go to work?

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

How to build a hipster-friendly work environment.


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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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Attack of the Robin Sages

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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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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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Creating a culture of compliance

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
DataBY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Nine tips for building habits among employees to respond when needed.


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