Small business and startups
Medford man sells home to finance outdoor store
High Five
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Medford man with a love for the outdoors sold his home to follow his dream and open Northwest Outdoor Store.

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Lawsuit crushes G.I. Joe's comeback
High Five
Monday, June 28, 2010

Former executives intended to resurrect the G.I. Joe's brand, but were blocked by a lawsuit over the company name.

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Daughter set to take the helm at Powell's Books
High Five
Monday, June 28, 2010
Emily Powell will take over as president of Powell's Books in mid-July. 
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Dick Sass launches innovation fund
July 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010

0710_ATS04Dick Sass, 67, recently partnered with medical devices expert Brian Brandell and longtime Portland investors Wayne Embree and Brock Metcalf to launch the Biomed Innovation Fund. His goal is to raise $20 million to help young companies that have developed “extraordinary technologies.”

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Romanian immigrants dominate adult foster care niche
July 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010

0710_Romanian01Some 85% of the 900 adult foster homes in metropolitan Portland are owned by first- and second-generation Romanians. “They dominate the industry here,” says Grover Simmons, a lobbyist for the Independent Adult Foster Home Association of Oregon.

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