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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.

 

Salem groups oppose bridge

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Six neighborhood associations oppose a third bridge across the Willamette River.

 

Oregon hay stocks down

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Oregon hay stocks are down 17% from 2012.

 
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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
080614 ULnew greenendeavorBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

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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The global challenge

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Friday, June 27, 2014
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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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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
062614 thumb realestateBY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER

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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OB Video: Dress for Success

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

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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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

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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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

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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Community colleges and sustainability

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

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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