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Portland may cut garbage rates

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Portland City Council is considering a new rate schedule to cut garbage and recycling rates.

 

TriMet unveils e-ticket app

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TriMet unveiled their highly anticipated ticketing app from GlobeSherpa.

 

Oregon startups compete for funding

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

28 Oregon companies competed for funds from billionaire investor Bill Hambrecht and his Ironstone Group Venture Capital through Starve Ups.

 

OUS chancellor worries about affordability

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Monday, May 13, 2013

The Oregon University System interim chancellor is worried that tuition increases will stop enrollment growth at Oregon's public universities.

 

Two day I-5 closure planned

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Clark County plans a 54-hour closure of Interstate 5 in early June.

 

Portland voting low in special election

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Monday, May 13, 2013

With just a week until the May 21 Special Election, only 11% of Multnomah County voters have mailed in their ballots.

 

Intel has trouble breaking into mobile market

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Although Intel dominates the PC market, it has invested billions of dollars into mobile initiatives that ended up behind the times.

 
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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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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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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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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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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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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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