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|Wednesday, February 22, 2012|
Shippers such as Southern Oregon lumber mills are seeking grants to improve railroad tunnels.
One project would provide $4 million in state money to raise the heights on four tunnels near Glendale, just north of the Josephine-Douglas county line. That would permit taller, high-capacity box cars.
The other project would use $10 million in federal money to pay for most of a $12.5 million project to improve tunnels on the tracks connecting the Rogue Valley and Northern California. Regular runs on the line were discontinued in 2008 during a dispute over freight fees between shippers and the RailAmerica unit Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.
Read more at The Register-Guard.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY 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.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
In 2013, Gallup published a poll showing that 70% of U.S. employees were “disengaged” in their jobs, costing companies $450-$550 billion a year in poor performance.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JON BELL
A new generation of outdoor apparel companies targets the young and the urban.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Watch the 2014 100 Best Green Companies keynote speech by Eric Friedenwald-Fishman.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Citing the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY 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 fast changing business environment.
Update: We checked in with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who offers his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
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