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Aug
4th
Contractor chosen to build Oregon's newest hospital

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A new hospital is coming to the Oregon Coast, and a builder with a long list of Northwest projects will help make it happen.Samaritan Health Services, a network of hospitals and clinics serving the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast, has
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Aug
4th
Fast-growing Consumer Cellular settles into its expansive new headquarters (Photos)

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At 6 p.m. one Friday night about a month ago, Consumer Cellular closed the doors on the Tigard office it had called home for 14 years.By 6 a.m. the next morning, employees of the mobile phone and services provider were already back at it, this time i
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Aug
4th
Home of the Day: Cooper Mountain Contemporary

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By Megan Lau Pozos, Concierge BrokerHome of the Day is presented by the Portland Business Journal with Cascade Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Portland's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look a
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Aug
4th
Home of the Day: Jewel of Yachats

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By Lisa Morrigan, BrokerHome of the Day is presented by the Portland Business Journal with Cascade Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Portland's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click
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Aug
4th
Home of the Day: Rock Springs Estate-Bend, OR

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By Pam Phillips & Brook Havens, Principal BrokersHome of the Day is presented by the Portland Business Journal with Cascade Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Portland's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and
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Aug
4th
Latest 'Just Do It' ad from Nike, W+K gives inspiration to terrible athletes (VIDEO)

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Just in time for the Olympics, Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) on Thursday unveiled its latest "Just Do It" spot, a two-and-a-half minute film produced by Portland-based advertising firm Wieden + Kennedy that drives home the message that even mediocre athletes
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Aug
4th
Opponents react: Kate Brown's support of Measure 97 'worst kept secret in Oregon'

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Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday broke her silence on whether she supported a controversial ballot measure that will tax Oregon's biggest revenue-generating companies, calling it a necessary initiative to stabilize the state's revenue base.But critics of
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Aug
4th
Donald Trump plans Portland appearance

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KGW reports that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is on his way to Portland.The station, a Portland Business Journal news partner, confirmed a Washington Post report that Trump is set to land in the Rose City as part of a four-stop fund
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Aug
4th
State wins a round against Oracle in Cover Oregon battle

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A judge gave the go-ahead to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to seek punitive damages against Oracle America in her lawsuit blaming the corporation for the failure of the Cover Oregon health exchange site.Marion County Circuit Court Judge Cou
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Aug
4th
Janrain's new CEO has big plans for the company starting with its executive team

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Jim Kaskade has been CEO of Portland software company Janrain for 90 days. In that short time, his energy and management style is already producing results.We chatted with Kaskade for a story in this week?s print edition looking at his vision for the
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Aug
3rd
PGE holds serve during 2Q's mild weather

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Portland General Electric reported what it called ?another solid quarter? today, and revealed that it was sidelining an attempt to put a big new wallop of wind power capacity out to bid in the near term.PGE said net income in the second quarter creep
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Aug
3rd
Nike jettisons golf equipment business

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Nike Inc. said Wednesday it will move out of the golf equipment business.The Washington County sports apparel giant (NYSE: NKE) said it is shrinking the focus of its golf business by focusing only on golf footwear and apparel and will no longer make
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Aug
3rd
9 of Oregon's Fastest-Growing companies share their economic outlooks (Photos)

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Whenever the Business Journal convenes executives for a series of roundtables, the topics generally range from issues in the present to the bright futures they envision will arrive.Seldom has the future seemed brighter than at a recent gathering of t
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Aug
3rd
Medicare finalizes rule on hospital overpayments

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said this week it will keep a controversial 1.5 percent cut to hospital reimbursement in an effort to recoup $11 billion in overpayments, Modern Healthcare reported.The cut is more than twice as muc
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Aug
3rd
Former OHSU executive returns to the fold

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Timothy Goldfarb, the director of Oregon Health & Science University?s health care system from 1987 to 2001, is returning to OHSU.Goldfarb, who had left to become CEO of the UF Health Shands System in Florida, will serve as interim chief executive of
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Aug
3rd
Concordia bolsters nursing program

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Concordia University-Portland is significantly expanding its nursing degree programs and facilities, in order to combat a nationwide nursing shortage.The university?s College of Health & Human Services is offering a new, accelerated Bachelor of Scien
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Aug
3rd
Precision Castparts responds to Bloomberg's unflattering Mark Donegan profile

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Bloomberg's Wednesday piece on Precision Castparts Corp.'s Mark Donegan shined light on a leader who's spent years avoiding it.The profile of the 60-year-old executive isn't flattering.The story, by writer Noah Buhayar, cites anonymous sources who qu
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Aug
3rd
Intel Eliminati job fair headed to Hillsboro

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The Intel Eliminati ? a group formed by former Intel employees who have been laid off over the years ? is planning high tech job fair aimed at workers in the western suburbs.This event follows a job fair held in downtown Portland in June that saw a b
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Aug
3rd
PDC picks a new executive director

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The Portland Development Commission searched far and wide for a new executive director, but its final pick ended up being someone not that far away at all.The city's urban renewal agency has reportedly selected Kimberly Branam as its next executive d
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Aug
3rd
Oregon towns where homes could literally be underwater

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Thinking about buying a little getaway on the Oregon Coast but don't have the cash to get something right at the beach?Don't worry. Buy something a couple blocks inland, and in a few decades you could very well be sitting beachfront.That's a light-he
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Aug
2nd
Hales ends homeless camping pilot, but pushes for outdoor shelters

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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales revealed Tuesday the city will end the "safe sleep" program that effectively allows camping in public places.Hales acknowledged the program, which allowed people to sleep in tents "under certain conditions," wasn't always
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Aug
2nd
How Zenger Farm connects Portlanders with healthier, and local, food (Photos)

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It remains, to say the least, difficult for small businesses to get traditional financing.Say, for instance, getting a bank loan.In his PBJ cover story that runs in print on Friday, the PBJ's Matthew Kish notes that while small business lending in Or
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Aug
2nd
Nike unveils an app that's a key part of its $50B push

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Nike on Tuesday unveiled a new Nike+ app, a key part of the company's push to $50 billion in sales by fiscal 2020.The app gives consumers personalized access to products, fitness experts and event information.?Digital enables us to better serve our c
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Aug
2nd
Physicians, proceed with caution when referring patients

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What is commonly referred to as the Stark Law, named after its sponsor Congressman Pete Stark, is aimed at curbing the potential for conflicts of interest stemming from physicians referring patients to entities in which they have a financial interest
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Aug
2nd
Kitzhaber talks health care, spreading the CCO model at forum

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John Kitzhaber, the former emergency room doctor-turned governor, spent 90 minutes back in the public eye on Monday discussing one of his favorite topics: transforming the health care system.?Is our fundamental objective to finance medical care or to
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Aug
2nd
A well-known Portland brand changes hands ... again

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Hanna Andersson has been acquired by East Coast private equity firm L Catterton. Terms were not disclosed.Greenwich, Conn.-based L Catterton, which describes itself as the world's largest consumer-focused private equity firm, said it will keep Hanna
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Aug
2nd
Up next for South Waterfront: 1,200 more apartments?

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A whole bunch of people could be calling the South Waterfront home in coming years if a Bay Area developer's ambitious project comes to be.As noted by the Oregonian, Prometheus Real Estate Group and GBD Architects have scheduled a pre-application con
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Aug
2nd
Gerding Edlen's next Portland project, a 17-story mixed-use tower, comes to light in renderings

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The Rose City's eastern skyline will get another major remake with a 17-story office and residential tower from a familiar name in Portland development.Gerding Edlen first revealed the idea for the project for the southwest corner of the intersection
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Aug
2nd
Washington's AG blasts Vancouver oil proposal, here's what's next

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Washington state's attorney general said he's opposed to Vancouver's proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal proposal."The bottom line is that the potential benefits of this project are dramatically outweighed by the potential risks and costs of a spill,
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Aug
2nd
BMW's Seattle car-sharing service ReachNow to expand to Portland

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ReachNow ? BMW?s new car-sharing service that launched four months ago in Seattle ? announced on Tuesday plans to expand to Portland in what will become the company?s second North American operation.The fast-growing service has expanded its Seattle f
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Aug
2nd
How saving natural gas helps businesses

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With new technologies and approaches, energy costs are one thing a business can control. Reducing a business?s natural gas usage, whether for heating or manufacturing, could be the difference between staying ahead of the competition or falling behind
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Aug
1st
Jive co-founder back in Portland with a new startup

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Jive co-founder Matt Tucker is back with his next startup ? and it?s going to be built in Portland.The company is Koan, and it will be developing a software platform aimed at managers within organizations to better handle employee management and work
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Aug
1st
Providence, Regence may add back rural counties, raise rates

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Providence Health Plan, which had decided to no longer offer policies in 17 Oregon counties next year, now says it?s willing to reconsider statewide coverage if it can charge "sustainable" rates, the company said in a memorandum to the Division of Fi
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Aug
1st
New Obamacare law could wreak havoc in Oregon, Washington

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Redefining the small employer group market in Washington and Oregon looks like a recipe for disaster.On October 7, 2015, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees law was signed by President Barack Obama. This law was added to give further cla
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Aug
1st
Tech associations gather in Portland for global conference

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Last week the Technology Association of Oregon hosted the annual Technology Councils of North America Summer Conference, bringing technology association leaders from throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel to Portland.Throughout the three-day
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Aug
1st
Details, including an 8-story hotel, emerge for tribe's site at former greyhound park

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Demolition crews have been dismantling the former Multnomah Greyhound Park in Wood Village since April.By tomorrow, they should be largely done tearing down the iconic grandstand building that stood there for decades.In its place, an eight-story hote
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Aug
1st
KeyBank names commercial banking vet Oregon market president

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KeyBank has named Michelle Weisenbach market president, making her the face of the Cleveland, Ohio-based bank in Oregon and southwest Washington.She replaces Dave Lofland, who resigned in May.The bank hired Weisenbach, a 30-year veteran, as a commerc
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Aug
1st
Growing environmental group hangs a Portland shingle

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An earth sciences and engineering consulting firm that employs 73 workers around the Pacific Northwest is opening a Portland office.Aspect Consulting LLC will initially employ two workers ? engineering geologists Pete Stroud and Mark Swank ? in the R
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Aug
1st
5 things to know today, and why the Hop Valley brewery sale matters

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August is here, and, Portland, you're gonna rule it this month.Here's your 8/1 Five Things.Big ValleyWhenever a popular Oregon craft brewer is sold, it strikes a chord among our newsroom's beer lovers.Most recently, we noted MillerCoors' acquisition
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Aug
1st
Oregon wildfire update: In Eastern Oregon, crews contain 25% of a blaze that closed I-84

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The Weigh Station Fire, near Meacham, Ore., has been 25 percent contained.That's good news for Interstate 84 travelers, many of whom were detoured at several points on the road as the 700-acre blaze ignited near the freeway.I-84 was closed for about
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Aug
1st
Why employee wellness plans matter

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Most of us have probably already heard about Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that has exploded in popularity.Using location data from mobile phones, users are able to chase and capture fictional Pokémon characters. According to a recent Forbes
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