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Entrepreneur banks on cider

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Portland entrepreneur Abram Goldman-Armstrong hopes that cider is the next big thing in microbrew-loving Portland.

 

Oregon to pay groups to get the word out on Cover Oregon

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Oregon has $750,000 in grants to pay business associations to spread the word about health coverage changes.

 

Portland home prices up 12.8 percent

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Home values in the Portland area rose 12.8% over the last year, with a median of $248,300.

 

Lack of data on lobbyist spending

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Businesses and organizations spent at least $18.8 million from January to June on lobbyists.

 

Vancouver OKs oil train terminal

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Port of Vancouver commissioners approved a Columbia River crude oil train distribution facility, against environmentalists' wishes.

 

Kaiser tries to find new positions after layoffs

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kaiser Permanente has found new jobs for 50 of its 111 workers being laid off at its Lloyd Center membership services call center.

 

Richardson to announce governor candidacy

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

State Rep. Dennis Richardson is announcing his candidacy for governor. Richardson is a Central Point Republican.

 
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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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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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


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Oregon Business wins awards

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ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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