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Stayton approves tax hike

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Stayton City Council voted to raise the franchise tax on residents' electric bills.

 

Adidas introduces new 'Energy Boost' shoe

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Adidas is introducing a new "Energy Boost" shoe, which took three years of development, double the normal time.

 

Oregon's economy improved in December

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Oregon's economy improved slightly in December, nearing its average mark over the last two decades.

 

Avnera raises $3.7M

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Beaverton computer chip company Avnera said in a regulatory filing that it raised $3.7 million of a $4.7 million investment round.

 

Seattle markets travel campaign to Portlanders

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Seattle is trying a social media marketing ploy to lure Portlanders.

 

Multnomah County to test program to help underwater homeowners

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Multnomah County is testing a pilot program to help underwater homeowners locked into high-interest mortgages.

 

Food Alliance ceasing operations

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Portland-based nonprofit Food Alliance is ceasing operations. The organization certifies sustainable food and agriculture.

 
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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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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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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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South Waterfront's revenge

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Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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