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Genetically engineered crop bills hit Oregon House

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Monday, March 04, 2013

More than a dozen bills about genetically engineered crops are hitting Oregon, including banning their production or labeling food containing GE ingredients.

 

Oregon's prison industries need changes, report says

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Oregon's prison industries operation needs changes to survive, a new Portland State University report says.

 

Merkley can take care of Oregon despite earmark ban

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Sen. Jeff Merkley's coveted spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee is good news for Oregon despite the 2011 ban on earmarks.

 

Unlicensed rentals hurting Ashland hotel owners

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Owners of licensed hotels, inns and vacation rentals are asking Ashland to crack down on illegal vacation home rentals.

 

Central Oregon solar farm gets approval

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Crook County Solar 1 was granted approval to build the first solar farm in Central Oregon.

 

Stacy and Witbeck buys land along MAX line

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Construction firm Stacy and Witbeck that built most of the area's MAX and streetcar routes, bought 3.25 acres along the Portland-to-Milwaukie MAX line for development.

 

Portland to collect art tax

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Portland's new citywide arts tax, approved by voters in November, is being collected by tax day.

 
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Oregon Business wins awards

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ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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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. 

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


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OB Video: Oregon MESA

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ThumbOregon Business hosts an informal roundtable discussion about the Oregon MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program.


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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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EPA Standards: A breath of fresh air for the region

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
EPABY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.


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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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