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Oregon could allow wine growlers

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A bill at the Oregon Legislature would make Oregon the first state to allow wine drinkers to fill up growlers at restaurants and stores.

 

Prineville students design and build wind turbines

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Crook County middle school teacher is launching a KidWind Challenge, using a grant from Facebook to help students design and build wind turbines.

 

Oregon revenue forecast includes net gain of $87M

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Economists told Oregon lawmakers that state revenues are expected to come in $162 million higher in the current biennium, in part because tax hikes on the wealthy spurred a last minute sell-off of assets.

 

Oregon solar incentives dry up

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Large solar arrays are vanishing in Oregon along with the lower incentives now offered for them.

 

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.

 
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13 West Coast seafood species now 'sustainable'

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Fishing OrBiz Fishing 0357 ADOBErgbCiting the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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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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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

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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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

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


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

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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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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