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Oregon's chief education officer Rudy Crew quits

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Only one year into his job as Oregon's chief education officer, Rudy Crew accepted another job as a college president in New York City.

 

Oregon House votes to legalize marijuana dispensaries

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Oregon House approved a bill that would legalize and regulate retail outlets for medical marijuana.

 

Lane County jobless rate drops below 8 percent

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lane County's jobless rate fell to 7.8% in May, down a full percentage point from a year ago.

 

Portland Seed Fund plans second edition

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Portland Seed Fund is planning to launch a second, larger edition in the fall.

 

Other shoe brands choosing Portland

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shoe companies like Switzerland-based On Running are choosing Portland for North American headquarters because it's where the talent is.

 

Ochoco keeping office in Prineville

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Despite Ochoco Lumber's decision to sell off 32,475 acres of timberland, the company will still keep their headquarters in Prineville.

 

Kitzhaber signs three energy bills

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed three pieces of energy legislation that drew broad support.

 
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The global challenge

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Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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OB Video: Oregon MESA

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ThumbOregon Business hosts an informal roundtable discussion about the Oregon MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program.


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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
062614 thumb realestateBY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER

Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

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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