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Fed chief speaks in Portland

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Federal Reserve's San Francisco chief is giving his first public speech since June in Portland this morning.

 

Union says Portland giving their jobs to inmates

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Union leaders say the city of Portland's contracts with county jail and state prisons are essentially stealing union work.

 

Oregon State Fair livestock returns

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

More livestock exhibitors returned to the Oregon State Fair this year, after many had stopped participating due to disagreements over how the fair was managed.

 

Large NE Portland project begins

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A large new development of 211 apartments and townhomes plus businesses is beginning in Northeast Portland.

 

Gridlock actually helping food stamp funding

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Food stamp programs are being saved from billions of dollars of budget cuts by Congressional gridlock.

 

Bakery that denied gay couple a wedding cake closes

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed its Gresham storefront to move business to an in home bakery. The shop made waves by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

 

Proposed Coburg applesauce factory still faces hurdles

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Despite initial willingness of Coburg to back a 15-year property tax break, a proposed Materne applesauce factory still faces hurdles.

 
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The Scott Kveton affair

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Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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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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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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Portland rises

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IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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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.


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Is this employee right?

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081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

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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