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Hospital annex brings jobs to Junction City

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Construction on the new Oregon State Hospital annex in Junction City is expected to provide hundreds of jobs.

 

OHSU patient data stolen

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital officials say the personal information of 700 pediatric patients was stolen.

 

Gresham wastewater treatment plant evolves

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A new system at the Gresham wastewater treatment plant will recycle fat, oil and grease into power.

 

Oregon economy continues recovery

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oregon's economy showed mixed recovery in May, with most of the progress in Portland.

 

Croman wins $25.86M Navy contract

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Croman Corp. of White City won a $25.86 million contract to provide helicopter support services to the U.S. Navy in Hawaii.

 

Home prices rise in Portland, nationwide

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Home prices rose in May in every U.S. city tracked by a leading index.

 

Churches struggling to afford buildings

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Congregations across the nation are struggling to afford building maintenance for churches as numbers dwindle.

 
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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Monday, March 03, 2014

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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Friday, April 11, 2014
04.11.14 thumb gm-gettyTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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Spring thaw

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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Friday, April 04, 2014
EducationCosts BlogBY ERIC FRUITS

The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


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