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Portland manufacturing analytics software firm raises $1.4M | Print |  Email

Northwest Analytics raised $1.4 million from 18 different investors during its first round of outside funding.

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Wilsonville company adds thermal imaging to iPhone | Print |  Email

Flir has created an app, named Flir One, that can turn a smartphone into an infrared camera.

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Galena Biopharma licenses anti-nausea drug in U.S. | Print |  Email

The Portland-based biopharmaceutical company has licensed the U.S. rights for Zuplenz, an oral film that contains an anti-nausea medication, ondansetron.

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Columbia Sportswear agrees to fine | Print |  Email

The Portland-based outdoor apparel company agreed to pay over $100,000 for distributing mislabeled insect-repellant clothing.

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Legal pot initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot | Print |  Email

Voters will decide this November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 and older.

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ESCO prepares to shut down production line | Print |  Email

The Portland-based manufacturer will lay off as many as 70 workers this year when it shutters its aging production line.

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Old investor will finance SoloPower restart | Print |  Email

SoloPower Systems' main private backer, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, is leading a "substantial" funding round to restart production in Portland.

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Reser's new Hillsboro facility approved by city planners | Print |  Email

The Hillsboro planning director has approved Reser's Fine Foods' development plans for a $18 million, 306,000-square-foot facility.

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Growing investment group opens in Portland | Print |  Email

Massachusetts-based Meketa Investment Group, a consulting and advisory firm, has opened a new office.

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Governor candidates jab during first joint appearance | Print |  Email

Gov. John Kitzhaber and rival Dennis Richardson have laid out their differences for the upcoming fall campaign.

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Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away | Print |  Email

Atiyeh guided Oregon through the deep recession of the early 1980s; he died of kidney failure at the age of 91.

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Tektronix names new president | Print |  Email

The Beaverton-based oscilloscope-maker nominated Pat Byrne, a former Intermec Technologies CEO, as its new president.

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Portland hospitals face big fines | Print |  Email

A number of hospitals in the Portland area will be penalized by a federal program which fines hospitals with high rates of infection and other hospital-acquired conditions.

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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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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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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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Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

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Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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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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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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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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