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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.

 

Home prices post record rise

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Home prices are rising at record rates due to a small supply and slow construction on new homes.

 
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Trends in business succession

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Is this employee right?

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When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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