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|Thursday, January 12, 2012|
SoloPower and SolarWorld were named among six companies likely to struggle in 2012.
Matt Feinstein, an analyst with Lux Research, wrote an article for PV magazine and identified the solar companies he sees as most likely to hit rough waters financially in the year to come. In addition to SoloPower, which is outfitting a $340 million production facility in North Portland and expect to start hiring soon, and SolarWorld, which run North America's largest solar manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Feinstein identified Nanosolar, Abound, Oerlikon and Suntech Power among those to keep a wary eye on.
Feinstein's concern with SoloPower, which has been successful in fundraising and closed a $20 million round of convertible debt in December, is that its technology, which puts solar cells on flexible substrates, is a niche market at best.
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | CFA
Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced they were going to devalue their currency, the Renminbi. While the amount of the targeted change was to be roughly 2 percent, investors read a lot more into the move. The Renminbi had been gradually appreciating against the U.S. dollar (see chart) as to attempt to alleviate concerns of being labeled a currency manipulator.
Friday, October 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Our intrepid (and expecting) research editor finds the child care search involves long waiting lists, costly fees and no certainty of securing a place before she goes back to work.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
“There wasn’t a reason shaving with a straight razor should have been taken over by shaving with disposable razors.”
Friday, August 21, 2015
Renee Spears, founder and owner of Portland-based Rose City Mortgage, is hot to trot to sell pot.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE AND LINDA BAKER
Child care in Oregon is expensive and hard to find. We delved into the numbers and talked to a few executives and managers about day care costs, accessibility and work-life balance.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
In 2010 Vanessa Keitges and several investors purchased Portland-based Columbia Green Technologies, a green-roof company. The 13-person firm has a 200% annual growth rate, exports 30% of its product to Canada and received its first infusion of venture capital in 2014 from Yaletown Venture Partners. CEO Keitges, 40, a Southern Oregon native who serves on President Obama’s Export Council, talks about market innovation, scaling small business and why Oregon is falling behind in green-roof construction.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Alan Lehto, TriMet's director of policy & planning, shares a few thoughts on ride sharing and more nimble bus services.
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Thomson brings 25 years of healthcare experience in provider relations, sales, marketing and communications.