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Gresham MBank explores medical pot banking

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Oregon bank wants to provide banking services to medical marijuana businesses in the state.

 

Portland expects 200K more people

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

City officials say 200,000 more residents will move to the Rose City in the next 20 years.

 

Eugene passes sick pay policy

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eugene City Council approved a sick day measure that will allow all workers to accumulate time off.

 

$100M donation boosts OHSU Challenge

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A new $100 million anonymous donation brings Oregon Health & Science University $82 million short of meeting its $500 million match goal.

 

Junction City farmland zoned for commercial development

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The owner of the 40 acres of farmland—the local Boresek family—has applied to have the land's zoning changed to allow commercial development.

 

Reduced Oregon coal use means more exported abroad

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By 2020, coal will no longer be burned at the 38-year-old Boardman Coal Plant—it will be exported to Asia.

 

NuScale to add scores of Oregon jobs

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NuScale Power expects to bring on 105 more workers to its 194-person staff by this time next year.

 
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13 West Coast seafood species now 'sustainable'

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Attack of the Robin Sages

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OB Video: Oregon MESA

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Blips and trends in the housing market

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The global challenge

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Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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