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Oregon, Washington governors call for greenhouse gas study

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The governors of Oregon and Washington are calling on the White House to evaluate the effects of greenhouse gasses from coal exports.

 

Oregon unemployment by county

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Oregon Employment Department released new data on Oregon, ranging from 6.2% in Benton County to 13.4% in Crook County.

 

Sprint turns on LTE service in Portland suburbs

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sprint has been rolling out LTE wireless data service in the Portland area.

 

PSU offers brewing business class

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Portland State University is offering an online course on the craft brewing business.

 

Penguin publishing group sues Oregon nonprofit

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Penguin Group sued Oregon-based nonprofit online library American Buddha for posting online entire contents of books for which Penguin has exclusive rights.

 

Oregon coast prepares for dangerous debris

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A dangerous form of debris could soon wash up on the Oregon Coast.

 

OHSU patient info compromised

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

More than 4,000 Oregon Health & Science University patients have been notified that their personal information was in a surgeon's laptop that was stolen.

 
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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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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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Friday, April 04, 2014
EducationCosts BlogBY ERIC FRUITS

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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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
03.06.14 thumb pacfoodsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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Barrister bands

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


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Spring thaw

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


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