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02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.

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Longshore workers still paid when they don't work | Print |  Email

A contract provision requires the employers' group to establish a $20 million annual fund to pay idle union members.

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California company makes offer on Blue Heron mill site | Print |  Email

The Shopoff Group offered $2.8 million for the Oregon City property.

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Oregon tech company sells for $1.6B | Print |  Email

Hillsboro-based TriQuint Semiconductor combined with a North Carolina business to create a new company.

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Former Salpare Bay project back under construction | Print |  Email

The first phase of a 373-unit condominium project on Hayden Island began one month ago.

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Lane County tourism industry ahead | Print |  Email

A rise in hotel bookings increased the industry's agency board's expectations for 2014.

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Businesses tout need for CRC | Print |  Email

Oregon business leaders believe the existing bridge is "choking Oregon's export economy."

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Portland needs $75M for road, street safety improvements | Print |  Email

One proposal is to have taxpayers pay a monthly street maintenance fee of five dollars.

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Leatherman CEO announces retirement | Print |  Email

Portland executive Jake Nichol will retire August 6.

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Officials may re-evaluate Oregon minimum wage | Print |  Email

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian wants to re-assess minimum wage to ensure workers remain above the federal poverty line.

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Making faces | Print |  Email
02.20.14 Thumbnail ModelsBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

As retailers consolidate and newspapers fold, the business of modeling shifts to ad agencies, apparel companies and new media.

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Portland-based online banker sells to Spain's BBVA | Print |  Email

Simple Finance Technology Corp. was purchased by the Spanish banker for $117 million.

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Tip spurs additional charges against former Typhoon exec | Print |  Email

An anonymous letter sparked an investigation of Richard Lee Anderson's employment at Sysco.

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On fire

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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04.11.14 thumb gm-gettyTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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Speeding up science

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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The solution to youth unemployment

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
02.27.14 Thumbnail TeenworkBY ERIC FRUITS

Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


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