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Obama's Buffett rule wouldn't affect many Americans

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Monday, April 16, 2012

President Obama's proposal for a "Buffett rule" tax on the rich would directly affect only a small fraction of Americans.

 

Social Security phasing out checks

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Monday, April 16, 2012

The federal government is phasing out paper checks for all benefit programs.

 

Economic disparity between Portland, rest of Oregon is large

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Friday, April 13, 2012

The contrast in job losses between Portland and the rest of Oregon is much deeper than the differences between Seattle and the rest of Washington.

 

Adidas to cut product offering by 25 percent

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Friday, April 13, 2012

 

Adidas plans to cut the number of products it produces by as much as 25%, according to chief executive Herbert Hainer.

 

Eco Index gets White House nod

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Friday, April 13, 2012

A Portland-pioneered effort to improve the outdoor apparel industry's supply chain sustainability helped win a "Champion of Change" award from the White House.

 

Small Portland ad agency juggles national clients

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Southeast Portland's Mutt Industries has landed numerous national clients in only four years.

 

Summit Bank profits rise sharply

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Eugene-based Summit Bank reported first quarter profits up 24% from the year before, citing improvements in the local economy.

 
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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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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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Reader Input Survey

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Click here to fill out our survey on energy and environment issues. Results will be published in our June 2014 issue.


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From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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


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How to handle the unexpected

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Friday, March 28, 2014
03.28.14 thumb disasterBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The next mysterious (or disastrous) event could be one that you or your team might suddenly need to respond to, probably under intense scrutiny.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small 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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Airbnb laws will hurt Portland’s newest company

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
airbnb-logoBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Proposed regulations protect Portland’s strict zoning codes and hotel operators, but they may have an adverse effect on Airbnb’s business.


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