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Oregon rules against banks, MERS

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the mortgage industry's document-registry system could not be used to skirt state recording law.

 

Oregon gets No Child Left Behind waiver

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education gave Oregon and six other states permission to use their own model over No Child Left Behind.

 

Oregon liquor sales up 35% near Washington border

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oregon liquor sales rose 35% in June at stores near the border with Washington.

 

Portland close to anti-coal resolution

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Vancouver City Council passed a resolution of concern about proposed coal export facilities, and Portland could be next says City Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

 

United Way, Hands On to merge

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland are merging.

 

LaCrosse Footwear gets $29M deal with U.S. Marines

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The U.S. Marine Corps placed a $29 million order for Lacrosse Footwear-owned Danner boots.

 

Mortgages hit new low

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Average rates on fixed 30-year mortgages fell to 3.53%, a record low since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s.

 
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Small business sales go big

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

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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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Spring thaw

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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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From the Editor: The human factor

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In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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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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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


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The future of money

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An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


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