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OIC approves $250M of pension funds to KKR

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Oregon Investment Council approved another $250 million commitment of public pension money to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

 

Changes in China affect Portland recycling

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

An effort in China to curb pollution means Portland-area recycler Far West Fibers has to change the kinds of containers and plastic items it can accept.

 

Zenger Farm to double program capacity

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Portland nonprofit Zenger Farm plans to break ground on an "urban grange."

 

Small Portland company does vinyl mastering

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Portland-based Telegraph Mastering is one of only two local studios that can cut a stereo vinyl lacquer.

 

Elephants Deli goes green

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Elephants Delicatessen added new recycling and composting stations to keep more items out of the waste stream.

 

Foreclosure activity down

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lenders foreclosed on 52,000 U.S. homes in April, down 16% from 62,000 in April 2012.

 

LNG pipeline unites landowners against it

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The potential environmental impact of the proposed Pacific Connecter Gas Pipeline has landowners worried.

 
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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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Poll Wrap-Up

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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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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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Community colleges and sustainability

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Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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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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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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