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Eugene's plastic bag ban begins

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Eugene's plastic bag ban went into effect May 1, along with a mandatory 5 cent fee for paper bags.

 

SolarWorld debt restructure not expected to affect Hillsboro

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

SolarWorld AG officials think the debt restructuring proposal won't have a direct effect on the company's Hillsboro operations.

 

Portland mayor releases 2013-14 budget

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales released his 2013-14 budget proposal, cutting 183 staff positions as a partial fix to the city's projected $21.5 million funding gap.

 

RYU gets new CEO

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Portland-based apparel brand Respect Your Universe named Craig Brod as new CEO.

 

ShopIgniter CEO joins REI's board

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

REI appointed Portland startup ShopIgniter's CEO Matt Compton to its board for a one-year term.

 

Brandefined grows to 32 employees in two years

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Beaverton-based online marketing company Brandefined grew from two to 32 employees since launching in 2011.

 

Oregon third among bike-friendly states

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The League of American Bicyclists ranked Oregon in third place among bicycle friendly states.

 
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The Scott Kveton affair

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The global challenge

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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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