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Precision Castparts workers to vote on unionization

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

2,300 Portland employees of Precision Castparts Corp. will vote in June on whether to unionize.

 

Number of unvaccinated children grows

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oregon had the highest number of kindergarteners in the country opting out of immunizations in 2012, and the rate inched up from 5.8% to 6.4% this year.

 

Klamath Basin prepares for irrigation shutoffs

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

200 cattle ranchers and hay farmers in the upper Klamath Basin are preparing for irrigation shutoffs as the Klamath Tribes take control of senior water rights for the first time in a century.

 

Sherwood residents oppose Walmart

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Sherwood residents attended a City Council meeting to protest the impending arrival of a Walmart.

 

Taxpayers may have to fight fake IDs

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A recent flood of fake IDs might make Multnomah County taxpayers subsidize bars.

 

Heat causes growth spurt for Oregon vineyards

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The recent warm and dry weather caused a major growth spurt at Willamette Valley vineyards.

 

Oregon's congressional clout rises

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oregon's clout in Congress is growing faster than almost all other states.

 
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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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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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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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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

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. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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