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OHSU releases projected tuition hikes

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Oregon Health & Science University is projecting tuition hikes despite what is expected to be another profitable year.

 

Cottage Grove gets app

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Cottage Grove residents have a new app available to them to report graffiti or potholes.

 

Portland has high concentration of science, tech jobs

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Portland area has an unusually high concentration of science and technology jobs, an Oregon Employment Department report says.

 

GreenFLEX to open Stayton factory

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Friday, June 21, 2013

GreenFLEX plans to open a factory in Stayton to make insulated concrete panels and employ 100 workers.

 

Nike brand president to retire

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Nike brand president Charlie Denson is retiring in January. Current executive of brand and category management Trevor Edwards will replace him.

 

Saboteurs destroy genetically modified beets

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Saboteurs destroyed two fields of genetically modified sugar beets in southern Oregon.

 

Portland home prices surge 12 percent

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Portland-area home prices are up 12% year-over-year.

 
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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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Friday, April 11, 2014
04.11.14 thumb gm-gettyTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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Leader's bookshelf

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Friday, March 14, 2014
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Five books that will make you a better leader.


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The future of money

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JAKE THOMAS

An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


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The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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Wheel man

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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