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A rough climb for equities

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
052214 thumb bondBY JASON NORRIS  | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

"Sell in May and go away." This classic Wall Street saying seems to be prevalent these days as equities muddle along and bonds continue to rally.

 

Cutting Energy and Raising Efficiency: Analyzing LEDs

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Monday, May 19, 2014
052014 thumb ledsBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB CONTRIBUTOR

As energy costs continue to rise small increases in the cost per kWh can mean hundreds more on your energy bill. Switching to more efficient and durable lights, like LED lighting, will reduce energy consumption, increase the lifetime of your lighting, and reduce your environmental impact so your property can run smoother, simpler and brighter.  

 

Attracting high achievers to Portland State

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Friday, May 16, 2014
HonorsThumbBY WIM WIEWEL | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

It's tempting to look at PSU from the standpoint of numbers: our growing diversity, record-breaking graduating classes, the $59 million in research grants our professors were awarded last year. But behind the numbers, there is a qualitative picture of PSU that helps explain why we are drawing so many students. One clear example is Urban Honors.

 

Green your workplace

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Friday, May 16, 2014
100Green14logo200oxBY OB STAFF

Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.

 

Generation "Mill"

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
051514 thumb genYBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Young people believe business has the most potential  —  more than government and more than nonprofits — to make the world a better place.

 

Re-tooling after the recession

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
BOOSTBY JESSICA RIDGWAY

SKANSKA, one of the country's largest construction and development firms, has launched a program in Portland called Building with the Objective to provide Opportunity through Sustainable Training (BOOST), an 8-week course aimed at educating and enlarging the sub-contractor pool.

 

Scalable local news: The sniff test

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
GoLocalBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

Local news is valuable, but for nearly two decades, digital publishers have struggled to scale a sustainable local news product. Portland is about to be the testing ground for one of the next round of innovators as GoLocalPDX gears up to launch another local news website.

 

Where did all the workers go?

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Friday, May 02, 2014
050214 thumb notworkingBY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

Something has happened to Oregon over the past decade to cause steep declines in incomes and willingness to work. 

 

Environmental injustice: Oregon has little to brag about

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
3 050114 thumb WillametteVPollutionBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

Given Oregon’s green reputation, it’s jarring to see how badly the state ranks on measures of injustice in exposure to air pollution.

 
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How to add positivity to your team

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I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


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Back to School

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In our cover story this month, Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, discuss their rapidly growing businesses and Portland’s red hot food scene. The conversation provides an interesting lens through which to explore trends in the grocery store and restaurant sectors.


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