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Eugene begins debate on paid sick leave | Print |  Email

City Council will debate whether to require private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.

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Portland bioscience incubator readies to expand | Print |  Email

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute plans to add 2,500 square feet to its South Waterfront incubator.

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Portland startup lands huge partnership | Print |  Email

Vadio, an online video player specialist, will work with Vevo, a video library company.

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Supporters of marijuana legalization initiative gather 100,000 signatures | Print |  Email

The initiative would ask Oregonians whether they want to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.

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Sewer warning issued for Willamette River | Print |  Email

Portland officials are advising the public to avoid contact with the water between the Morrison Bridge and the Columbia River confluence near Kelly Point Park.

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Empty Wapato Jail attracts suitors | Print |  Email

Multnomah County has received seven proposals for the unused $58.4 million jail.

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UO expects billions from donors | Print |  Email

University of Oregon leaders plan to start a four-year capital campaign this fall to raise billions.

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Lake Oswego startup lands $1.9M angel round | Print |  Email

FileString secured $1.9 million from 23 different angel investors; the majority of the capital comes from the Bay area.

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OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU | Print |  Email
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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Nike waiting to proceed on World HQ project | Print |  Email

The Oregon legislature guaranteed Nike favorable tax treatment in exchange for the company's promise to expand its headquarters in-state.

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Oregon hopes to be first to map GMO fields | Print |  Email

The state could be the first to map fields and mandate preventative measures for genetically modified crops.

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Portland street free vote back in session | Print |  Email

Portland City Council will vote Wednesday on submitting a measure to the Nov. 4 general election ballot that will restrict funds raised by the new Transportation User Fee.

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Squarespace leases temp office from PDC | Print |  Email

The web designer will work in the Portland Development Commission's offices until it moves into a larger space in six months.

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Community colleges and sustainability

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
080614 ULnew greenendeavorBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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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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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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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Poll Wrap-Up

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Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


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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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