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Business news covering the production of merchandise, machines and tools.

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Oregon hopes to ride waves of the future with marine renewable energy efforts

This image shows a wave energy prototype developed by Oregon State University researchers as it was being tested in the open ocean in October 2007. | Photo courtesy of OSU via Flickr.

November 1, 2016 - 4:47pm

Portland's largest law firm launches climate change initiative

With a strong renewable energy practice already in place, Stoel Rives looks upon its climate change work as a key business development strategy. | Photo by Sheila Sund via Flickr.

October 31, 2016 - 5:51pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Portland Roasting is on its way to bringing cleaner caffeine to the Rose City

Portland Roasting Coffee, serving up coffee since 1986, aims to be a business that is rooted in relationships with an eye towards global betterment. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Convention Center.

October 25, 2016 - 3:33pm

Big things are cooking at Central Eastside food hub

Members of the NW Food Buyers Alliance learn about greenhouse-grown produce during a field trip to Stone Boat Farm in 2015. Farmers are happy to help buyers explore which fruits and vegetables are in season, what preparations work well for different varieties, and what keeps customers coming back. | Photo courtesy of Shawn Linehan.

October 14, 2016 - 3:58pm

Ballot measure aims to improve high school graduation rates and help kids find careers

Butch Stetson, an auto shop teacher at Silverton High School, works on rebuilding a classic car engine with Remington Kuenzi, a recent Silverton graduate. | Photo courtesy of Steve Dipaola.

 

October 7, 2016 - 4:45pm

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