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Virgin America's PDX debut expected to lower fares

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Virgin America's announcement of new service between Portland and both Los Angeles and San Francisco is expected to lower fares to California.
 

Health insurance will cost more than household earnings by 2033

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Health insurance for a family will cost more than the average annual earnings of a household by 2033, if premiums and wages continue at current growth rates.
 

OpConnect to sell EV chargers to Navy

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Portland-based OpConnect announced a $60,000 deal with the Department of the Navy for the company's electric vehicle charging stations.
 

Trimet reduces service cuts

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
After five weeks of public meetings, Trimet scaled back its sweeping service cuts proposal.
 

Columbia Biogas brings jobs to Cully neighborhood

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Columbia Biogas is seeking good relations with the neighbors of their proposed $55 million biogas facility in Portland's Cully neighborhood.
 

Growing utility-scale market boosts Powin

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Revenues from utility-scale energy storage systems are skyrocketing, and Tualatin-based Powin Energy is profiting.
 

U.S. trade deficit climbs 15.3 percent

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A drop in exports and rise in imports at the end of 2011 pushed the U.S. trade deficit to its widest point in three years.
 
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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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