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4-tower superblock planned for Lloyd District

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
A proposed 780 unit "superblock" in Portland's Lloyd District would add much-needed housing to the commercial and office area, developers say.
 

Worker productivity slows

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Growth in worker productivity slowed at the end of 2011, while labor costs rose.
 

Blount International sales jump

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Sales at Portland-based Blount International jumped 36% in 2011, and 2012 sales are expected to exceed $1 billion.
 

Legislature ends 34-day session

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Oregon lawmakers completed a 34-day session Monday night, passing bills on topics ranging from education to healthcare.
 

Oregon geothermal plant nearly complete

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
The first geothermal plant in Oregon to produce industrial-scale energy is set to launch in June.
 

Legislature passes timber counties road fund bill

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
The Oregon Legislature passed a bill allowing the state's hardest-hit timber counties to tap road fund reserves for sheriff's patrols.
 

House approves foreclosure protection bill

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Oregon lawmakers reached a last minute deal on protections for homeowners facing foreclosure.
 
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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

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. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Is this employee right?

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081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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Oregon Business wins awards

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Monday, June 30, 2014

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

082714-thumb friedesbookTom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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