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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

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

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

Jenelle Isaacson

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Marijuana business is like the Wild West, but women, minorities are welcome

Industry leaders believe in better living through tax revenues, corporate policies, activist efforts and other measures involving cannabis. Pictured is a medical marijuana dispensary in NE Portland. | Photo courtesy of Tony Webster.

October 20, 2016 - 7:15pm

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

Lisa Druxman

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

Justin Yuen

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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

Food for thought: UC Davis, Peet’s perk up science of coffee

It’s a long, complex road from coffee bean to cup – a process the UC Davis Coffee Center will enable students to study in detail. | Photo courtesy of Peet's Coffee

October 5, 2016 - 7:45pm

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

Sarah Bowen Shea

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