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Report hints at size of Apple's Prineville data center

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Friday, April 12, 2013

The first phase of Apple's Prineville data center will be small, according to a regulatory report on how much energy it plans to use.

 

Integra moving HQ from Portland to Vancouver

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portland telecommunications company Integra is moving its headquarters and employees to Vancouver, Wash.

 

Eugene chosen to hold Olympic track trials again

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Eugene was chosen to host the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials for the third time in a row, in 2016.

 

Incomes not keeping up with rebounding home prices

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portland homebuyers may be paying smaller monthly payments than in the past, but they're buying higher cost homes relative to their income.

 

Northwest companies sign 'climate declaration'

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Portland Trail Blazers, Nike, Intel and Adidas are among 33 companies signing a "climate declaration" that urges policymakers to take action on global warming.

 

Portland approves apartment parking requirement

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Portland City Council approved minimum parking requirements for large apartment buildings.

 

Audit shows problems with Oregon's universities

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Oregon University System lacks financial tracking and reporting, a new audit shows.

 
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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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Leader's bookshelf

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Friday, March 14, 2014
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From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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Why I became an educator

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How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


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Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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Branching out

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A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.


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