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UK targets Oregon for cleantech

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
The United Kingdom is targeting Oregon and the West Coast for cleantech partnerships through a program called "UK Low-Carbon Know-How."
 

Salem company adds 150 jobs

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Salem-based HBW Leads plans to triple its capacity and hire 150 telemarketers.
 

Portland's Morrison Bridge to reopen this week

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Portland's Morrison Bridge is set to open to auto and bus traffic is set to open after one day of nice weather allows workers to paint lane striping.
 

Washington liquor privatization results in layoffs

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
As Washington transitions to a privatized liquor system, hundreds of state workers face layoffs.
 

Jobless claims hit four year low

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Unemployment benefit claims dropped to a four year low nationwide last week.
 

U.S. calls for tariffs on Chinese solar panels

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce called for tariffs on cheap, subsidized solar panels from China.

 

Oregon's economic recovery slows

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oregon employers hired less workers than usual in February, slowing the state's rocky economic recovery.

 
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Small business sales go big

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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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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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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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Spreading the wealth

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A money management firm broadens its reach. 


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Downtime with Ron Green

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Ron Green became president and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank in August 2013.


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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


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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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