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Cascade Bancorp reports profit

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Bend-based Bank of the Cascades' parent company Cascade Bancorp brought in a net income of $1.8 million in the third quarter.

 

Solarize losing appeal

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Many initial participants of Oregon's Solarize movement wonder whether the business model has reached the point of diminishing returns.

 

Harbor Oil Superfund not contaminated enough for cleanup

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Friday, November 16, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes not cleaning up Portland's Harbor Oil property that became a federal Superfund cleanup site nine years ago.

 

Ag stations turn to alternative funding

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Oregon State University turned to farmers and ranchers to donate to the state's 12 financially strapped agricultural experiment stations.

 

Hostess says strike putting it out of business

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Hostess Brands says striking workers are forcing the company out of business.

 

Revised estimate shows fewer job losses in Oregon

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October dropped slightly to 8.6 percent from 8.7 percent. But a new read on what happened in September was perhaps the most significant item in the latest economic report on the state.

 

Port's container terminal founders as longshore turmoil spreads

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Operations at Portland's international container terminal, a workhorse of Oregon's economy, appear increasingly tenuous as a third labor conflict surfaces and big customers waver.

 
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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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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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The global challenge

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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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The Scott Kveton affair

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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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