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Frontier CEO dismisses Google Fiber 'hype'

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Frontier Communications' Maggie Wilderotter says her company can offer better prices for more modest Internet speeds.

 

Supportland welcomes non-Portland businesses

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The buy-local advocate enlisted 13 businesses from downtown Oregon City.

 

Gresham MBank explores medical pot banking

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Oregon bank wants to provide banking services to medical marijuana businesses in the state.

 

Portland expects 200K more people

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

City officials say 200,000 more residents will move to the Rose City in the next 20 years.

 

Eugene passes sick pay policy

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eugene City Council approved a sick day measure that will allow all workers to accumulate time off.

 

$100M donation boosts OHSU Challenge

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A new $100 million anonymous donation brings Oregon Health & Science University $82 million short of meeting its $500 million match goal.

 

Junction City farmland zoned for commercial development

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The owner of the 40 acres of farmland—the local Boresek family—has applied to have the land's zoning changed to allow commercial development.

 
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South Waterfront's revenge

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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The global challenge

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Friday, June 27, 2014
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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OB Video: Dress for Success

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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EPA Standards: A breath of fresh air for the region

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
EPABY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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