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Lessons learned from Oregon software failures | Print |  Email
01.02.14 Thumbnail SoftwareBY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

Cover Oregon’s fizzled launch has been a high profile disaster. But the state's history of multi-million dollar software disasters can teach us some valuable lessons.

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Lawmakers want a Nike-style deal for rural businesses | Print |  Email

Several rural lawmakers are hoping to create a legislative package for small businesses in Oregon similar to the 30-year tax agreement created solely for Nike.

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Sen. Ron Wyden proposes wildfire legislation | Print |  Email

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Mike Crapo introduced legislation that would treat natural wildfire disasters without funds from regular federal agency budgets.

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Many Oregonians will face insurance gap come January | Print |  Email

Many Oregonians will not have subsidized health-insurance coverage by Jan. 1 because their applications were deemed incomplete by Cover Oregon.

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Tech leaders outraged by dismissal of OSU engineering school department head | Print |  Email

Supporters of Oregon's tech industry were surprised when Oregon State University announced its decision to replace Terri Fiez as the department head of OSU's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Oregon makes money by selling voter information | Print |  Email

In the past five years Oregon has generated $86,226 by selling voter information to political parties, campaigns, and private corporations.

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Oregon's online health exchange is still offline | Print |  Email

Oregon's online health-insurance exchange is the only system nationwide that has not gone live.

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U.S. gas prices down 2 cents per gallon, survey says | Print |  Email

The  average price of gasoline in the United States has dropped 2 cents per gallon in the past two weeks.

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Materne bypasses Coburg | Print |  Email

French applesauce maker won't be locating a new factory and 240 jobs in Coburg.

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Holiday party pitfalls | Print |  Email
BY BRANDY CODY | GUEST BLOGGER

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With the holidays in full swing, many companies are electing to celebrate with their employees by throwing holiday parties. There is always some degree of risk associated with any company-sponsored function.

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CRAiLAR reaches agreements with Adidas, IKEA | Print |  Email

Portland flax fiber supplier CRAiLAR Technologies reached a $3.2 million financing agreement with IKEA and a $2 million private placement from Hydra Ventures B.V., Adidas' corporate venture arm.

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Oregon unemployment drops to lowest point since September 2008 | Print |  Email

Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in November, its lowest point since September of 2008.

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Window displays: nostalgia in the digital age | Print |  Email
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

12.18.13 Thumbnail HolidayStoreEven in an age of stealth marketing and covert advertising, that most transparent brand messenger – the window display – remains a powerful tool for identifying and defining a store to passersby.

 

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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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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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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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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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Portland rises

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Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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Shipping News

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

In 2012 The Dalles, a city of some 14,400 located 75 miles east of Portland and often seen as the poor cousin to adjacent Hood River, completed a massive project to revitalize its dock.


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