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Lane County jobless rate falls to 8 percent

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lane County's unemployment rate fell to 8% in April, the lowest it has been since September 2008.

 

Urban Airship to move into Vestas' offices

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Portland startup Urban Airship is moving its headquarters into the Pearl District offices of wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.

 

Flir wins $10.1M contract

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wilsonville-based Flir Systems won a $10.1 million contract with the Navy to provide SeeSpot III+ systems to Hungary.

 

Voodoo Doughnut expanding to Denver

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Voodoo Doughnut is expanding to Denver, Colorado.

 

Oregon timber communities adapt

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The nearly 1 million people that live in Oregon's timber country are adapting to changes after the expiration of federal logging subsidies.

 

Salem Health seeks $20M

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Salem Health wants to borrow $20 million in tax-free bonds to finance capital projects.

 

Portland startup raises $3M

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Portland cloud computing startup Orchestrate raised $3M in venture capital.

 
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Attack of the Robin Sages

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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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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Blips and trends in the housing market

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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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Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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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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The global challenge

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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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