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Senate approves Instant Racing at Portland Meadows

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Friday, May 24, 2013

The Oregon Senate approved a bill that allows the Portland Meadows racetrack to add electronic gambling machines.

 

Branding becoming crucial for craft brewers

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Friday, May 24, 2013

With so many new beers and breweries in Oregon, craft brewers are having to find new ways to stand out from the pack.

 

Hobby Lobby to open first Oregon store

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby plans to open its first Oregon store in Albany in early 2014.

 

Nike supplies National Women's Soccer League

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Nike quietly supplied uniforms for the National Women's Soccer League.

 

Jordan Cove files Coos Bay LNG export application

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jordan Cove Energy Project filed a formal application to build a liquified natural gas export facility in Coos Bay.

 

Oregon House approves foreclosure mediation expansion

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Oregon House passed an expansion of the foreclosure mediation program created by the Legislature last year.

 

Oregon to crack down on charities

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oregon lawmakers want to crack down on charities that use too little of the money they raise to actually help people.

 
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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. 

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