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Growing investment group opens in Portland

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Massachusetts-based Meketa Investment Group, a consulting and advisory firm, has opened a new office.

 

Governor candidates jab during first joint appearance

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gov. John Kitzhaber and rival Dennis Richardson have laid out their differences for the upcoming fall campaign.

 

Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Atiyeh guided Oregon through the deep recession of the early 1980s; he died of kidney failure at the age of 91.

 

Tektronix names new president

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Beaverton-based oscilloscope-maker nominated Pat Byrne, a former Intermec Technologies CEO, as its new president.

 

Portland hospitals face big fines

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Monday, July 21, 2014

A number of hospitals in the Portland area will be penalized by a federal program which fines hospitals with high rates of infection and other hospital-acquired conditions.

 

Greenbrier railcar repair venture ready to open

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The railcar maker formed GBW Railcar Services LLC, which owns and operates 38 railcar repair, refurbishment and maintenance shops.

 

Construction begins on Zenger Farm

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Portland urban farm is expanding its 16-acre educational farm and wetland with a $2.3 million, 6,660-square-foot Urban Grange development.

 
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Portland rises

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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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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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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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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. 

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


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Community colleges and sustainability

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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