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Oregon GMO labeling backers meet signature deadline

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Supporters of the initiative that would require the labeling of GMO foods plan to submit more than 100,000 signatures to the state elections office.

 

Top Portland tech CEO faces sexual assault allegations

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Urban Airship's Scott Kveton is fighting an investigation of claims from a former girlfriend, who says Kveton assaulted her in 2012 and 2013.

 

Oregonian names Mark Katches as its new editor

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Mark Katches comes from the Bay Area-based Center for Investigative Reporting.

 

West Coast dockworker contracts expire soon

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The six-year contract representing dockworkers from San Diego to Seattle ends today.

 

Earthquake and tsunami risks challenge Jordan Cove LNG terminal

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The site of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay is within the tsunami inundation zone.

 

Phil Knight gets new hanger for private jet

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Nike co-founder is building a $7.6 million hangar at Hillsboro Airport for his Gulfstream G650.

 

Oak Grove retirement village remodel begins

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Over the next 18 months, the 22-acre Rose Villa campus will undergo a $60 million remodel.

 
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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
062614 thumb realestateBY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER

Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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The global challenge

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Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

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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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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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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Timber town

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

A forest collaboration saves the Rough & Ready Lumber Company.


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Hipsters gone wild

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JON BELL

A new generation of outdoor apparel companies targets the young and the urban.


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OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

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Monday, June 16, 2014
BritEmbCampionBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


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