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Oregonian shifts to digital model, announces layoffs

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

06.20.13 Thumbnail NewspapersThe Oregonian will reduce print delivery to four days a week as the paper shifts to a digitally focused news enterprise.

 

 

 

Data Science: Part II

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Thumbnail UpdateWe asked Thomas Thurston, the Portland data scientist featured in our May issue, to comment on PRISM, the code name for the NSA's massive data-collection program recently exposed in documents leaked by federal contractor Edward Snowden.

 

Oregon's labor force falls into retreat

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Friday, June 07, 2013
BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

06.07.13 Thumbnail LaborUnemployment is down but so is the labor force as discouraged workers desert, baby boomers retire and the economy sputters along. In the year ending in April, Portland's labor force fell 1.7% and statewide it dropped 1.9%. Has Portlandia's  "Dream of the '90s" evaporated?

 

Eco-friendly workplaces and the bottom line

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Thumbnail UpdateA new green practices survey examines the impact of a sustainable workplace on a company's bottom line.

 

 

 

County budget woes threaten Oregon agriculture

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Friday, May 31, 2013
BY ANGELA DECKER | ASHLAND CORRESPONDENT

05.31.13 Thumbnail GrapeVineFarmers and vintners fear that looming cuts to Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) could damage the region's pear, wine and agriculture/livestock industries, valued at over $80 million.

 

2013 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon announced

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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05.30.13 Thumbnail GreenPressPORTLAND – About 300 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s fifth annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.

 

 

 

Economic development: an app for that

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

05.22.13 Thumbnail iPadSean Robbins, CEO of Greater Portland Inc., dropped by the OB offices yesterday to demonstrate a new economic development app aimed at marketing the Portland region. The app, which launches today, was developed by digital marketing agency Storycode.

 

SPJ names Oregon Business best publication

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Monday, May 20, 2013
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05.20.13 Thumbnail SPJFor the third year in a row, Oregon Business magazine has been named the best publication in its category by the Society of Professional Journalists of Oregon and SW Washington.

 

 

 

Distillers seek to cash in on craft libations

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
BY ERIC FLOWERS | OB CORRESPONDENT

05.16.13 Thumbnail WineIn 2009, Brad Irwin formally launched what is now Central Oregon’s second craft distillery, Oregon Spirit Distillers, in a small warehouse building just a block or two from the Parkway on Bend’s eastside. Today, he’s part of a growing class of craft distillers who are catering to the public’s appetite for artisan spirits.

 

Outlook brighter for sales of Portland businesses

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Thursday, May 09, 2013
05.09.13 Thumbnail BusinessSalesBY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Much like residential real estate that finally seems to be regaining ground lost years ago during the recession, sales of businesses are also seeing modest improvement.

 

 

Oregon provides fodder for health care debate

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

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BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

New results from a unique study of the effects of health insurance coverage in Oregon have added more fuel to the debate over health care.

 

 

Small business owners gloomier in Oregon

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

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BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Oregon prides itself on being a small-business state, but its moms-and-pops and start-ups are not feeling loved. According to a recent survey of small business owners, the state's economy is worse off than the rest of the country.

 

Things fall apart

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

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SoloPower's closure caps a gloomy 10 days for Oregon business leaders.

 

 

 

 

More than $9B invested in Oregon renewable resources

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Monday, April 22, 2013
BY EMMA HALL | OB WEB EDITOR

04.26.12 SolarPanelThumbnailInvestment in renewable energy manufacturing and projects in Oregon totals over $9 billion, according to a new report by the Renewable Northwest Project released for Earth Day.

 

 

Rough & Ready closes; Nike disses South Waterfront

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Friday, April 19, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Thumbnail UpdateRough & Ready, the 90-year old mill featured in our current issue, shut down yesterday.

 

 

 

 

Portland's jobs flee the urban core

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

04.18.13 Thumbnail CommuteWhile residential flight to the suburbs ebbed in the last decade or two amid urban gentrification, most jobs are still migrating outward according to a new Brookings report.

 

 

 

Charting the online ed disruption

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

04.10.13 Thumbnail Education Don’t look now, but online education startups may soon give social media/mobile app developers a run for their money — in Oregon and around the country.

  

 

 

Nike's Parker is 4th-highest-paid U.S. CEO

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

1012 CEOPay MarkParkerMark Parker, Nike's CEO, came in fourth on a New York Times list of 2012's top-paid CEOs at U.S. public companies. He was topped only by Oracle's Larry Ellison (no. 1), HCA Healthcare's Richard Bracken and Walt Disney's Bob Iger.

 

Meat eaters unite

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

04.03.13 Thumbnail MeatThe Portland Meat Collective, a mobile butchery school, goes national with a Kickstarter campaign. The initiative, "Meat Collectives Across America," is unique in the Kickstarter repertoire as it asks supporters to back a movement, not a product.

 

AP Stylebook nixes 'illegal immigrant'

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
BY EMMA HALL | OB WEB EDITOR

04.02.13 Thumbnail ProtestThe AP Stylebook is the definitive style guide for journalists. Today AP editors nixed the term "illegal immigrant" and no longer allow the use of "illegal" as a description for a person.
 
 

 

Could legalizing same-sex marriage boost Oregon's economy?

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

01.16.13 Thumbnail GayMarriageNow that our neighbors to the north have legalized same-sex marriage with Referendum 74, supporters hope Oregon will do the same on the next ballot in November 2014. The economic impact to Oregon could number in the millions. 

 
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