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New Seasons to open new Portland location

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The local grocery store will open in North Portland at the corner of North Lombard Street and North Westanna Avenue.

 

114-year-old Salem business up for sale

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family-owned Greenbaum's Quilted Forest began in 1900.

 

Portland manufacturing analytics software firm raises $1.4M

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Northwest Analytics raised $1.4 million from 18 different investors during its first round of outside funding.

 

Wilsonville company adds thermal imaging to iPhone

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flir has created an app, named Flir One, that can turn a smartphone into an infrared camera.

 

Galena Biopharma licenses anti-nausea drug in U.S.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Portland-based biopharmaceutical company has licensed the U.S. rights for Zuplenz, an oral film that contains an anti-nausea medication, ondansetron.

 

Columbia Sportswear agrees to fine

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Portland-based outdoor apparel company agreed to pay over $100,000 for distributing mislabeled insect-repellant clothing.

 

Legal pot initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Voters will decide this November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 and older.

 
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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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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. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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