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Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away

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Monday, July 21, 2014

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

 

Tektronix names new president

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Monday, July 21, 2014

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

 

Portland hospitals face big fines

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Monday, July 21, 2014

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.

 

Greenbrier railcar repair venture ready to open

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The railcar maker formed GBW Railcar Services LLC, which owns and operates 38 railcar repair, refurbishment and maintenance shops.

 

Construction begins on Zenger Farm

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Portland urban farm is expanding its 16-acre educational farm and wetland with a $2.3 million, 6,660-square-foot Urban Grange development.

 

The Nines Hotel sold

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Maryland-based Pebblebook Hotel Trust acquired the downtown Portland hotel for $127 million.

 

Oregon sues 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

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Friday, July 18, 2014

State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has sued companies responsible for the popular energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.

 
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Green Endeavor cleans up

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OB Video: Oregon MESA

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Is this employee right?

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When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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