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Oregon gets minimum wage increase in the new year

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.

 

Conscious Commuter seeks $1.5M

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Portland-based fold up electric bike designer Conscious Commuter wants to raise $1.5 million in debt financing.

 

Salem rated a top retirement destination

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Salem was rated as a top town to retire in the Where to Retire magazine's January/February issue.

 

Strong auto sales predicted in 2013

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

An improving economy and many new models are expected to push U.S. auto sales above 15 million in 2013.

 

Energy drinks fall short of claims

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, but are now under scrutiny by the FDA and are falling short of advertised claims.

 

Manufacturing rises in U.S.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

U.S. manufacturing had modest gains in December, boosting the economy at the start of the new year.

 

Nike reports profits, better strategy in China

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Nike's second-quarter profits are up, and the company is back on track in China, according to CEO Mark Parker.

 
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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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Portland rises

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Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

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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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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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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Poll Wrap-Up

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2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


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Two sides of the coin

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Monday, August 25, 2014
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Ferguson Wellman’s investment views on the economy and capital markets.


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OB features update

Linda Baker
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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As summer winds down, we update a few feature stories that appeared in our print publication this past year.


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