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Zidell family considering two more South Waterfront buildings

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

The family owns 33 acres at South Waterfront and is planning an apartment building and an office building.

 

Pacific Northwest Kale Chips acquired by Colorado company

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Portland-based kale chip maker was purchased by the organic dried fruit company, Made In Nature.

 

Oracle contracts worth nearly $130M

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Oracle holds 1,280 individual contracts with Oregon, local municipalities and school districts; combined they are worth $129,544,761

 

Oregon landlords can no longer advertise 'No Section 8'

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Landlords are no longer allowed to turn away prospective tenants because they receive rent subsidies from the federal Section 8 program.

 

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.

 
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Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.


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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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OB Video: Dress for Success

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Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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