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Oregon Investment Council pledges $225M

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Friday, September 21, 2012

The Oregon Investment Council committed $225 million to two unusual investments.

 

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.

 
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Legislative Preview: A Shifting Balance

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Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.


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Editor's Letter: Power Play

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

There’s a fascinating article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review about a profound power shift taking place in business and society. It’s a long read, but the gist revolves around the tension between “old power” and “new power” as a driver of transformation. Here’s an excerpt:

Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

The authors, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, don’t necessarily favor one form of power over another but merely outline how power is transitioning, and how companies can take advantage of these changes to strengthen their positions in the marketplace. 

Our Powerbook issue might be viewed as a case study in the new-power transition. This annual book of lists provides information on leading businesses, nonprofits and universities in the state. Most of the featured companies are entrenched power players now pursuing more flexible and less hierarchical approaches to doing business. Law firms, for example, are adopting new technologies and fee structures to make legal services more accessible and affordable.

This month we also take a look at a controversial new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to disclose the median pay of workers, as well as the ratio between CEO and median-worker pay. 

Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the rule will compel public companies to be more open about employee compensation, with the assumption that greater transparency will improve corporate performance and, perhaps, help address one of the major challenges of our time: income inequality.

New power is not only about strategy and tactics, the Harvard Business Review authors say. “The ultimate questions are ethical. The big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems.”

That sounds like a call to arms. Or a New Year’s resolution. Old power or new, the goals are the same: to be a force for positive change in the world. Happy 2015!

— Linda


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Dan and Louis Oyster Bar opens up to a changing neighborhood

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VIDEO: Revamping a Classic — an iconic eatery stays relevant in a changing marketplace.


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Healthcare pullback

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Each month for Oregon Business, we assess factors that are shaping current capital market activity—and what they mean to investors. Here we take a look at two major developments regarding possible rollbacks of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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Shifting Ground

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