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Beaverton company creates laptops for use in schools | Print |  Email

CTL unveiled its Education Chromebook, designed for the K-12 education market.

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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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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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Grape Expectations

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE

Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.


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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


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Downtime

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

How State Representative Julie Parrish (House District 37) balances life between work and play.


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Report Card

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strong public schools shore up the economy, survey respondents say. But local schools demonstrate lackluster performance.


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The 100 Best Companies survey is open

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1How does your workplace stack up against competitors? How can you improve workplace practices to help recruit and retain employees? Find out by taking our 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey!


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What I'm Reading

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nick Herinckx, CEO of Obility, and Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID, share what they've been reading.


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