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PacifiCorp announces Lakeview solar project

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Friday, March 02, 2012
PacifiCorp announced it will develop a huge solar array in Lake County, yet another large-scale renewable energy project for Eastern Oregon.
 

U.S. loses solar trade surplus

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Friday, March 02, 2012
The United States has lost its solar trade surplus with China, as the Commerce Department considers levying tariffs on Chinese imports.
 

Organic pesticides ineffective in Ashland

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Organic pesticides were mostly ineffective in Ashland parks in 2011, one year after the Parks Department stopped using chemical pesticides.

 

Sweet Home businesses get a makeover

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Friday, March 02, 2012
Sweet Home partnered with local business owners to spruce up the exterior appearance of many local shops.
 

Many Oregon mortgages underwater

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Friday, March 02, 2012
Almost one in five Oregon homeowners owe more on the loan than their home is worth.
 

New Seasons overhauls "Home Grown" labeling

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Friday, March 02, 2012
New Seasons announced an overhaul of its "Home Grown" labeling program that highlights locally produced products.
 

Yelp IPO opens high

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Friday, March 02, 2012
Yelp's initial public offering opened 47% higher than its price.
 
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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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Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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Speeding up science

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The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


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Fuel's gold

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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Why I became an educator

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

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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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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