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Apple begins work on Prineville data center

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Apple started work on the first, $68 million phase of its new Prineville data center.

 

Unemployment's toll on Portland's economy lessens

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Unemployment is taking less of a toll on Portland's economy, but it still weighs on growth in Central Oregon, the Rogue Valley and Salem.

 

Lattice Semiconductor cuts workforce by 13%

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Hillsboro-based Lattice Semiconductor plans to eliminate 109 jobs, 13% of its workforce.

 

Ninkasi breaks ground on major expansion

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Ninkasi Brewing broke ground on a major expansion of the Eugene brewery that will be completed in late 2013 and triple the company's output capacity.

 

Wind activity picks up in Oregon

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Oregon saw a major jump in its installed wind energy capacity in the third quarter with 1,833 megawatts of new power installed in the U.S.

 

Chinese executive says Obama's wind farm halt a "political show"

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Friday, October 19, 2012

The Obama administration's decision to block a Chinese investment in an Oregon wind farm was called a "political show and bureaucratic nonsense" by a Chinese executive.

 

Merkley a top green politician

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Sen. Jeff Merkley was named the third greenest legislator for his voting record.

 
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During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


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