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Coburg to ban medical pot vendors | Print |  Email

On a 5-1 vote, Coburg City Council voted in support of a ban, saying it didn't have time to study how to regulate dispensaries.

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Paris company purchases Beaverton firm | Print |  Email

Bureau Veritas acquired Quiktrak, a company that specializes in inventory auditing and asset verification matters.

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Bend craft brewery to open Portland outlet | Print |  Email

Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced it will move into the Pearl District.

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Portland maintains nation's lowest office vacancy rate | Print |  Email

The Rose City has a vacancy rate of 11%.

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Eking out a living | Print |  Email
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.

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500,000 Oregonians have yet to file tax returns | Print |  Email

The Oregon Department of Revenue reports that approximately half a million Oregonians have not filed their personal income tax returns.

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Plan to open Willamette Falls to the public moves forward | Print |  Email

Four million dollars is needed to fund the design phase of the public vantage point at the falls.

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Nike's stock buyback passes $2.5B | Print |  Email

The company announced a four-year $8 billion share repurchase program in 2012.

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Portland health companies to simplify patient data | Print |  Email

The city's most prominent health systems are working together to provide clinicians easier access to health care information.

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Opponents of GMO ban raise $455,000 | Print |  Email

Six pesticide and plant biotechnology firms have donated thousands of dollars to the campaign against SB633.

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Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup faces delays | Print |  Email

The Environmental Protection Agency said it now anticipates completing the proposed cleanup plan in 2015.

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SEC slams former Portland analyst | Print |  Email

The Securities and Exchange Commission levied a $6.3 million fine against John Kinnucan and his former firm, Broadband Research Corp.

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Greenpeace praises Oregon data centers | Print |  Email

Greenpeace applauded the Prineville Apple center for its commitment to 100% renewable energy.

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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


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Green your workplace

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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Friday, April 04, 2014
EducationCosts BlogBY ERIC FRUITS

The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

MillennialsThumbA new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.


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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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How to handle the unexpected

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Friday, March 28, 2014
03.28.14 thumb disasterBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The next mysterious (or disastrous) event could be one that you or your team might suddenly need to respond to, probably under intense scrutiny.


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