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'Project Nova' could bring 200 jobs to Oregon

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Friday, April 12, 2013

"Project Nova" is expected to be announced within the next few weeks.

 

Salem call center adds 150 jobs

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Oregon's new health insurance exchange will open a call center in Salem with 50 permanent jobs and 100 seasonal jobs.

 

Portland considered $80M incentives for Nike

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Portland officials considered unprecedented financial incentives of $80 million to lure Nike to the South Waterfront District.

 

Spending on growth was Essential Health Clinic's downfall

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Essential Health Clinic shut its doors in Hillsboro and Tigard after providing free urgent care for 12 years.

 

Senate approves PERS plan

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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Oregon Senate approved a Democratic plan to cut PERS.

 

Portland's Looptworks to make Dave Matthews Band t-shirts

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Portland-based Looptworks will supply material for t-shirts for the Dave Matthews Band's summer tour, one of the world's top music attractions.

 

Sinclair buys west coast TV stations

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Fisher Communications for $361 million.

 
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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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

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Small business sales go big

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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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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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