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Facebook tax bill nears final vote

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Senate Bill 1532 which would retain tax exemptions for Facebook faces its final vote in the House.
 

Oregon wine sales grow

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Oregon wineries expect to see a 7 to 11% increase in sales this year.
 

Nike rolls out Olympics-inspired products

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Nike introduced its product innovations inspired by this summer's London Olympic Games.
 

Foreclosure protection amendments proposed

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Oregon House Republicans are floating an amendment that could weaken a foreclosure protection measure that passed in the Senate last week.
 

Apple chooses Prineville, deed shows

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A recently filed statutory warranty deed indicates that Apple has chosen Prineville for the location of a new data center.
 

Solar industry awaits China decision

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Solar industry experts expect tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels by the end of March.
 

Oregon blueberry farmers fight off "mummy berries"

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Oregon blueberry farmers are fighting off a rapidly-spreading fungus which causes "mummy berries."
 
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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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


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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

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


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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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Barrister bands

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


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On fire

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

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


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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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