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SEC charges Oregon fund manager

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Friday, September 21, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against a Portland man for allegedly running a $37 million Ponzi scheme.

 

Zidell family reveals South Waterfront plan

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Friday, September 21, 2012

The Zidell family has revealed their master plan for developing their property in Portland's South Waterfront.

 

Salary only half of public employees' compensation

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Base salary makes up only half the total cost of compensation for Oregon public employees.

 

Oregon dam in the spotlight

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Douglas County's Galesville Dam plays a starring role in an upcoming Hollywood film.

 

AT&T brings LTE service to Portland

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

AT&T's new high-speed wireless network is now available in Portland, ahead of Apple's iPhone 5 launch.

 

Warm Springs mill layoffs are temporary

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Laid-off Warm Springs Forest Products employees will be back to work after equipment and facility upgrades are made, a company official says.

 

SoloPower to celebrate grand opening at Portland plant

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

SoloPower will celebrate the grand opening of its $340 million North Portland manufacturing facility next week.

 
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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. 

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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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When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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