Officials may re-evaluate Oregon minimum wage

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Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian wants to re-assess minimum wage to ensure workers remain above the federal poverty line.

 

Portland-based online banker sells to Spain's BBVA

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Simple Finance Technology Corp. was purchased by the Spanish banker for $117 million.

 

Tip spurs additional charges against former Typhoon exec

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An anonymous letter sparked an investigation of Richard Lee Anderson's employment at Sysco.

 

Corvallis startup raises $7.3M from Samsung, Intel

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Two of the world's biggest chipmakers are investing in Inpria Corp., a semiconductor materials manufacturer.

 

Court says land use plan not good enough

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The Oregon Court of Appeals remands Metro's designation of Urban and Rural Reserves for additional work.

 

Google Fiber considering Portland

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Silicon Valley company wants to expand its fiber-optic network to nine metro areas.

 

Oregon among leaders for LEED-certified construction

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The green rating system recognizes energy and water-saving features in design, construction and operations.

 
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