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Portland's tech scene a competitive hiring market

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Portland startups and software businesses are having a hard time finding employees in the increasingly competitive hiring market.

 

Biotech crops benefit consumers, economist says

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Consumers benefit more than biotech companies from the technology of transgenic crops, according to an agribusiness professor at a lecture sponsored by Oregon State University.

 

Canola rule under fire

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Oregon's new rule allowing canola production in the Willamette Valley will be under fire in the legislature this session.

 

Beaverton hosts first of 100 White House symposiums

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Federal officials visited Beaverton in the first of 100 visits to cities as part of a White House program to support urban revitalization.

 

Willamette Valley becoming a solar power hotbed

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Despite seeing 144 to 166 days of rain a year, the Willamette Valley is positioning itself as a solar power hotbed.

 

Hillsboro starts planning industrial area

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Hillsboro is fast-tracking plans to make 330 acres of farm land ready to become an industrial area.

 

Intel hires firm to find CEO candidates

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Intel hired Spencer Stuart & Associates to help find its new CEO, indicating that the company is seriously considering external candidates.

 
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Small business sales go big

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Why I became an educator

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How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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