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Peace Corps rates high at University of Oregon

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Monday, February 11, 2013

University of Oregon is the eighth-highest Peace Corps volunteer-producing campus out of the largest universities in the U.S.

 

Growing organic industry helps Gresham business

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Monday, February 11, 2013

The booming organic food industry is causing rapid growth at Organically Grown in Gresham, the largest wholesale distributor of organic food in the northwest.

 

Goodwill's job centers help Oregonians find work

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties is opening a fourth employment center to help boost the number of clients it helps find work. 700 clients reported to the agency that they found work last year.

 

Upstart Labs secures investment for startup incubator

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Portland-based Upstart Labs secured new investment from Rogue Venture Partners for its startup incubator.

 

ODA opens area to canola production

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Friday, February 08, 2013

The Oregon Department of Agriculture opened 2,500 acres in the Willamette Valley to canola production.

 

Oregon Health Authority director influenced forecast

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Friday, February 08, 2013

The Oregon Health Authority "influenced" the caseload estimate for a program, leading to a $141 million budget surplus, an audit shows.

 

East Coast storm cancels PDX flights

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Many flights are grounded at the Portland International Airport as the East Coast braces for a major blizzard.

 
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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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Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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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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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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