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|Thursday, April 05, 2012|
Economic activity in Oregon strengthened again in February, according to a University of Oregon index.
Calling it a positive report, Tim Duy, author of the index, said that most of the indicators the index tracks improved during the month.
Initial unemployment claims backed down after they spiked in January. Core manufacturing orders recovered some of the ground lost in the previous month. The weight distance tax, a measure of trucking activity, rebounded to its highest level since October. Consumer sentiment continued to rebound and residential building permits held steady.
“We’re going to get some more housing activity this year statewide,” Duy said. “We’re starting to see more activity here locally in the multifamily categories at least. Eventually we’re going to have to build houses again, or apartments, one of the two.”
Read more at The Register-Guard.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BY 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.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KLINT FINLEY
Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY KIM MOORE
The ubiquitous fast-food restaurant may be on the decline.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Kim Ierian, President of Concorde Career Colleges, and Deborah Edward, Executive Director of Business for Culture & the Arts, share their recent reads.
|A Taste of Heaven|
|A Good Leap Forward|
|Fast Food Slows Down|
|Startup or Grow Up?|
|Tight and Loose|
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