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Nike unveils Twitter program for shoe releases

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Nike has introduced a new system called Twitter RSVP to manage product launches, ending the practice of standing in line for new releases.

 

Oregon venture capital activity slows

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Oregon venture capital activity slowed in the first quarter.

 

Oregon E. coli outbreaks traced to raw milk

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Oregon public health officials confirmed that raw milk from a Wilsonville dairy was responsible for an E. coli outbreak that left four children hospitalized.

 

Oregon's low-carbon fuel plans face hurdles

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Oregon's plans to shift to lower carbon car and truck fuels won't take effect until at least 2015.

 

US Airways, American Airlines unions push for merger

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Friday, April 20, 2012

US Airways and unions representing employees of the bankrupt American Airlines are pushing for a merger between the two airline companies.

 

Starbucks drops bugs

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Starbucks is replacing the cochineal beetle coloring of its Strawberry Frappuccinos with tomato-based extract in response to a recent public relations uproar.

 

Portland apartment vacancy grows, but rents climb

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Portland-area apartment vacancy grew to 3.72% in the last year, but rents climbed 3% in the same period. 

 
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How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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Barrister bands

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An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


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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 33 Small 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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Branching out

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A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.


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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

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