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Laser manufacturer nLight closes in on IPO:


Clark County laser manufacturer nLight Corp. expects to be valued at close to a half-billion dollars following its initial public offering. The company issued its "red herring" Monday morning with ...


Oregon State spinoff raises $8 million for robots that walk and run like people:


A robotics company that grew out of research at Oregon State University said Thursday it has raised $8 million to advance its work. Agility Robotics develops machines that walk and run like ...


Portland, Oregon Is the Next Big Startup Scene. These Are the Names and Places to Know:


Portland, Oregon has become one of America's hottest destinations for entrepreneurs--thanks in part to its vibrant startup scene. Here's a guide for navigating who to know and what to see in the highly ...


Cybersecurity firm Carbon Black picks Oregon for West Coast hub:


Online security company Carbon Black now has a research outpost in Hillsboro. The Massachusetts company said Tuesday that it has 20 people at its new Oregon office with the capacity to double ...


Oregon's science superstars: A look at a few of the state's top research minds:


Oregon is home to a number of elite scientists who have made advances in cancer treatment, oceanography, climate change, chemistry, biology and physics. This is not a comprehensive list of the state's ...


Columbia Ventures leads $17 million investment in Vancouver augmented reality startup:


The money for RealWear's https://www.realwear.com/ big investment round came from just up the road. The Vancouver-based augmented reality company disclosed a $17 million investment round two ...


Portland's economy is getting much better, but poll finds voters feel worse:


These are some of the best times on record for Portland's economy. Yet voters in the region feel worse about their community than they have in years. Homelessness, income inequality ...


Fleet, 22-year-old Portlander's startup, raises another $10 million:


At 14, an age when other kids want video games and gadgets, Max Lock wanted a job. "My birthday just came around and I told my parents, I want to get my working paper," Lock recalls. He was ...


Portland startup NurseGrid raises $5.7 million:


A Portland startup called NurseGrid http://nursegrid.com said Thursday it has raised $5.7 million to improve its technology and add staff. NurseGrid offers online tools to help hospitals and ...


Oregon increasingly reliant on newcomers for population growth:


The last time Oregon saw more people leaving than moving into the state was the 1980s, during a decline in the timber industry. "People actually packed up and left," said Josh Lehner, economist with ...


Facebook will spend 'hundreds of millions' on two more Prineville data centers:


Facebook is growing again in Prineville. The social networking company said Tuesday it will build two more massive data centers on its Prineville campus, where it has already spent more than ...


Oregon launches automatic retirement savings for private workers whose employers lack a plan :


Some employees and economists like it, and some employers don't: Oregon is leading the way among states that are prodding private sector workers to automatically save for retirement through payroll deductions. By ...


Portland should work harder to support small business: Guest opinion:


As small business owners, we love Portland. This is a city where neighborhoods are defined by their local business districts brimming with coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and brew pubs. Locally-owned ...


Dirty Deals: Roadmap to a tax credit bribery case (Watchdog Report Part 2 of 2):


In June of 2012, Stephan Lashbrook, the new director of Wilsonville's transit program, was delighted and more than a little surprised at his half-million-dollar-plus workplace coup. The congratulatory ...


Dirty Deals: How Oregon let its clean energy program enrich rule breakers (Watchdog Report Part 1 of 2) :


A Seattle-based energy consultant and the state employee he's accused of bribing became the public faces of corruption charges at the Department of Energy after their arrests last summer. But ...


Google will expand Portland office by 40 percent:


Google is adding to its downtown Portland engineering office, adding 8,000 square feet to the 18,000 square feet it currently occupies. The tech giant has had a Portland presence since 2010, ...


Forbes ranks Portland 'Best Places for Business and Careers' in the country:


Look around. Are you in Portland? Are you in the bathroom or at a meeting or on a conference call, reading this article from a computer or device while technically "at work"? If so, you could ...


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Federal panel recommends rejecting Lattice Semiconductor's sale to Chinese investors:


e President Donald Trump should reject or suspend Lattice Semiconductor's pending, $1.3 billion sale to a China-backed investment firm, a federal panel has concluded, dealing the longshot deal a potentially ...


Rush 'hour' is now 6 hours long: Portland's 9 worst highway bottlenecks:


It's not your imagination: Highway congestion and delays in the Portland area have worsened precipitously in recent years, the Oregon Department of Transportation says. The evening "rush hour" commute ...


Portland developers try to ease homeless crisis that they helped create:


Developer Tom Cody lost all the ground-floor retail tenants of his building on the Northwest Park Blocks and he thinks he knows why. Customers avoided the tents, tarps and backpacks that filled ...


Oregon lawmakers plan to boost revenue by killing solar, e-commerce and wolf tax breaks:


Oregon lawmakers are on track to scale back or eliminate several popular tax breaks this year, a decision that could boost state revenue by more than $100 million in future budgets. Tax credits ...


Oregon Business & Industry is the new voice of the state's corporate lobby:


Oregon's two major corporate lobbying groups completed their merger Friday, establishing a new organization to serve as the primary voice of the state's business community. Oregon Business & ...


Legislature pushes for more higher education funding to keep Oregon tuition hikes down:


State lawmakers appear close to approving a $736.9 million budget for public universities that would nearly halve the proposed tuition increases for some undergraduate Oregonians this fall, saving ...


Oregon Senate passes bill to mandate work schedule predictability:


Oregon could become the first state in the nation to mandate work schedule predictability for certain food service, retail and hospitality workers, if a bill advanced by the Senate Thursday also ...


Boeing plan will shift hundreds of Puget Sound jobs to Arizona Boeing plan will shift hundreds of Puget Sound jobs to Arizona:


Boeing plans to transfer yet another substantial work group out of the Puget Sound region, the company confirmed Wednesday. The work shifting to Mesa, Ariz., could involve hundreds of jobs. The changes ...


Nike will slash 1,400 jobs amid broad restructuring:


Nike said Thursday morning it will cut its global workforce by 2 percent in a broad restructuring, responding to competitive pressure from Adidas and Under Armor. "The future of sport will ...


Oregon K-12 education budget shows costs of legislators' inaction: Editorial Agenda 2017:


The K-12 education budget approved by the Legislature's Joint Ways and Means education subcommittee Thursday would -- in functional states, at least - seem like great news. The committee is recommending ...


Oregon IoT startup Rigado raises $3.3 million in initial funding:


Rigado https://www.rigado.com/ , a startup formed last year by the combination of businesses in Salem and Portland, said Thursday it has raised $3.3 million in a first round of funding. The ...


How a new corporate tax plan could affect Oregonians:


Effects of a proposed new corporate tax on Oregon's economy could be minimal but mostly positive when paired with other tweaks to the state's tax system, an analysis by the Legislative Revenue Office ...

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