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SEC slams former Portland analyst

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Friday, April 04, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission levied a $6.3 million fine against John Kinnucan and his former firm, Broadband Research Corp.

 

Greenpeace praises Oregon data centers

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Greenpeace applauded the Prineville Apple center for its commitment to 100% renewable energy.

 

New retailers opening in Eugene, Coburg

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Camping World in Coburg and Urban Waxx in Eugene have scheduled grand openings in Lane County.

 

Oregonians have higher-than-average tax burden

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Oregonians paid 10.1% of their income to the state, putting Oregon's tax burden at 16th in the nation.

 

Seneca Jones bids on Elliott State Forest land

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Eugene-based timber company bid on the forestland to deliberately challenge environmental groups that warned they would sue.

 

McMenamins turns to outside investors

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Portland's McMenamins Inc. hopes to raise $8 million in equity to fund its latest project.

 

Metro looking to curb tailpipe emissions

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

The regional government is collecting ideas on how to help Portland reduce tailpipe gas emissions by 20%.

 
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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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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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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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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Monday, March 03, 2014

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
03.06.14 thumb pacfoodsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

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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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
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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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

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


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