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Reduced Oregon coal use means more exported abroad

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By 2020, coal will no longer be burned at the 38-year-old Boardman Coal Plant—it will be exported to Asia.

 

NuScale to add scores of Oregon jobs

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NuScale Power expects to bring on 105 more workers to its 194-person staff by this time next year.

 

Lloyd Center to receive $50M redo

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dallas-based Cypress Equities, which purchased the mall last year, will spend $50 million on the two-year remodel.

 

Nike paid Phil Knight confidant $1.525M

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The sports apparel company paid Howard Slusher $1.525 million for his management of Nike's World Headquarters expansion.

 

Gov. Kitzhaber oil train safety report sees statewide problems

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Oregon governor released a review urging the state to institute a fee on rail cars moving oil and other hazardous material to fund oil train safety preparedness.

 

New concept revealed for third Columbia River bridge

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The proposed bridge would cross the Columbia River at SE 192nd Avenue and Highway 14 in Washington, cross Government Island and connect to NE Airport Way in Oregon.

 

Seattle real estate firm buys Oregonian building

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Urban Renaissance Group is buying the newspaper's former headquarters on SW Broadway.

 
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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 Scott Kveton affair

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Who said we should sell in May?

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Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

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When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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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 and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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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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