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Jury sides with Nike in whistleblower trial | Print |  Email

A Multnomah County jury ruled in favor of the company in a $27 million lawsuit.

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Natural gas filling station opens in Eugene | Print |  Email

Oregon's first public compressed natural gas fueling station opened in West Eugene.

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Google Fiber wins Portland commission approval | Print |  Email

Google will decide whether to bring hyperfast Internet service to Portland and five other suburbs (Gresham, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Beaverton and Hillsboro).

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Portland City Council approves Foster Road plan | Print |  Email

The City Council unanimously approved a $5.25 million plan that would improve safety along Foster Road between SE Powell Boulevard and 90th Avenue.

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Portland mayor hires help to teach diversity | Print |  Email

Mayor Charlie Hales is hiring an outside consultant to host a diversity seminar for white males only.

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State will reimburse Cover Oregon tax credit promises | Print |  Email

Those who tried to apply for health insurance through Oregon's exchange, but were unable to do so, are eligible for retroactive tax credits.

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Oregon City has high hopes for former mill site | Print |  Email

The city's Legacy Project coordinators would like to redevelop the 23-acre industrial site along the Willamette Falls.

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SurveyMonkey eyeing space in Big Pink | Print |  Email

The California-based company signed a lease for an additional floor at Big Pink in Portland.

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Total Office Interiors named business of the year | Print |  Email

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce selected the family-owned business that has served the capital for 60 years.

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Oregon gas prices steadily declined the past 3 years | Print |  Email

However, this year prices are staying elevated and Oregon's average remains at $3.90 per gallon.

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SoloPower misses another loan payment | Print |  Email

Portland's SoloPower Systems missed another monthly payment on a $10 million public loan.

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$25M lawsuit against Nike heads to jury | Print |  Email

A verdict for the more-than $25 million whistleblower lawsuit is expected in a few days.

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SEDCOR honors companies at annual luncheon | Print |  Email

The Strategic Economic Development Corporation celebrated companies and individuals who promoted economic development in the Willamette Valley region.

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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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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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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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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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The business of running a food cart

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
OBM1BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

What does it take to launch and run one of these mobile food businesses?  


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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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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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