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Portland is an export hotbed, study says

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Thursday, March 08, 2012
A national study cited Portland as a hotbed for exports, bolstered by China and Intel.
 

Portland biogas plant threatened by lawsuit

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Thursday, March 08, 2012
A  proposed biogas plant in Portland is threatened by a lawsuit slamming Portland water and sewer spending.
 

Unemployment applications climb

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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Unemployment applications climbed by 8,000 last week, but the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the market is strengthening.
 

Exxon to spend $150B to find oil, gas

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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Exxon plans to spend $150 billion over the next five years to find more oil and natural gas to meet rising demands.
 

Oregon economic index improves

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Economic activity improved in Oregon, bolstered by manufacturing and service industries.
 

Lawmakers' focus shifts to economy

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Although Oregon's legislative session ended on a high note, lawmakers still have work to do when it comes to economic growth.
 

Legislators aim to close loopholes in foreign worker program

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Peter DeFazio want to close loopholes in a visa program that lets forest companies hire foreign workers when there are U.S. citizens who would take the jobs.
 
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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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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

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A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


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Tech makes the world go round

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03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

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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On fire

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BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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04.11.14 thumb gm-gettyTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

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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The more they change, the more they stay the same

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The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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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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