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Drug treatment reports biased, study shows

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Medical journals tend to overstate the effectiveness of new drugs, Oregon researchers found.

 

Angel Oregon names early stage finalists

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Angel Oregon has picked six concept stage finalists out of 25 semifinalists.

 

Green Portland laundromat embraces text messages

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Portland laundromat installed machines that text customers when their load is ready.

 

U.S. housing permits climb

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Housing permit requests climbed in February as builders' confidence in the housing market grew.

 

HP to combine printer and PC divisions

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hewlett-Packard is combining its printer and PC divisions to save money.

 

Oregon losing unemployment benefit funding

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Now that Oregon's unemployment rate has lowered to 8.8%, more than 8,000 Oregonians will lose their unemployment benefits.
 

Integra Telecom's sales dip again

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Portland-based Integra Telecom's sales dipped in 2011 to a four-year low, as the company restructured and replaced its chief executive twice in one year.
 
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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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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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How to handle the unexpected

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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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Green your workplace

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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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Tech makes the world go round

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I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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Small business sales go big

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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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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