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Friday, April 19, 2013

Average U.S. fixed mortgage rates fell to 3.41%, near the historic low of 3.31% reached in November.

 

Pendleton tries to lure drone makers

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pendleton officials are trying to lure drone aircraft manufacturers to their industrial park.

 

Portland rental market tight

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Portland area apartment market is extremely tight with a vacancy of only about 3%.

 

Brandlive wins Angel Oregon

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Portland video communication software startup Brandlive won the annual Angel Oregon competition.

 

Lumber mill closes, lays off 85

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rough & Ready Lumber closed its Cave Junction mill, a major local employer that just celebrated 90 years in business.

 

Portland distillers face controversy

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Portland's recent craft distillery boon is coming under fire for not always been distilled locally.

 

Ranch goes multi-use

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jack Joyce works with the Oregon Hunter's Association and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to enhance his ranch near Canyonville.

 
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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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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. 

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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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OB Video: Dress for Success

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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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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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


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