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The Biggest Business Stories Of The Year

OPB |Dec. 30, 2014 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland Business Journal editor Suzanne Stevens and Oregonian business editor Scott Nelson look back at some of the big business stories of 2014.

Oregon Could Become The Napa Valley Of Truffles

OPB |Dec. 10, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The state is becoming increasingly known for growing this underground fungal delicacy. It's not unusual for truffles to sell for $3000 per pound and more.

Gentrification Is Recontexualized In New Poverty Report

OPB |Dec. 09, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new report out by economist Joe Cortright suggests that persistent poverty, rather than gentrification, is the biggest urban challenge.

Minor Party Candidates For Governor Tackle The Issues

OPB |Oct. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We sit down with candidates from the Pacific Green, Libertarian, Progressive, and Constitution parties.

Talking Business

OPB |Sept. 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, talks about some of the business stories on her radar.

Natural Grocers Coming To NE Portland Site

OPB |Aug. 29, 2014 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the head of the Portland Development Commission and others about the deal that was just announced that would bring a Natural Grocers store to a controversial development site.

County Votes For Big Intel Tax Break Package

OPB |Aug. 27, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the history leading up to the deal that just passed and what it could mean for the future of the region.

The Economics Of Legalized Marijuana

OPB |July 31, 2014 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll dig into projections for what pot would cost — and how much revenue the state would get from taxing it — if it becomes legal in Oregon.

Oregon Businesses Call For Action On Climate Change

OPB |July 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: More than 70 Oregon businesses are calling for the state to take action on climate change.

Marijuana Retail Stores Open Across Washington

OPB |July 09, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We're live from Vancouver's first recreational marijuana store, Main Street Marijuana, which opens for business today.

What Will Supreme Court Decision Mean For Oregon Home Health Workers?

OPB |July 03, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear from SEIU Local 503 executive director Heather Conroy on the implications of Monday's Supreme Court decision on union dues.

Should Public Employees Be Able To Opt Out Of Union Dues?

OPB |July 02, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll find out what Monday's Supreme Court decision on union dues will mean for an ongoing debate in Oregon.

Portland Poised To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

OPB |July 01, 2014 12:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland could become one of the first major cities to create a legal framework for people who want to rent out rooms in their homes on a short-term basis.

Sen. Ron Wyden Takes Your Questions

OPB |April 14, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: This February, Sen. Ron Wyden took over as chair of the Senate Finance Committee. We'll hear about the new role, and take your questions.

Is Central Oregon's Economy Turning A Corner?

OPB |March 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Recent unemployment figures suggest that Central Oregon's economy is improving. It was one of the hardest hit by the recession and housing bust.

A Northeast Portland Follow-up: Development And Trader Joe's

OPB |March 06, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear from business owners and residents who support a new Trader Joe's on the vacant lot on NE MLK Jr. Blvd. and Alberta St. in Portland.

Study Suggests Some Oregon College Students Are Food Insecure

OPB |Feb. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: A new study suggests that many Western Oregon University students are suffering from a lack of access to an adequate supply of healthy food.

Exploring The Revenue Forecast And The State Budget

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The latest economic forecast shows more money for Portland schools, but not the overall funding boost lawmakers were hoping for.

Finding A Place For Right 2 Dream Too

OPB |Feb. 10, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll find out what the deal brokered by Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz means for the homeless campers at R2D2 — and for the thousands of other Portlanders without homes.

What's Next For The Portland Development Commission?

OPB |Feb. 05, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll find out how the PDC is moving forward and responding to some members of Portland's African-American community after Trader Joe's dropped out of a proposed development.

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