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Employee Terry Hill alleged he had been repeatedly passed over for promotions because of his race. He also claimed Nike failed to properly investigate a toy monkey left on his desk. Nike broadly denied Hill's claims and said the lawsuit was resolved to "both parties' satisfaction."
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Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce has abandoned its effort to refer to voters a gross receipts tax that will generate an estimated $1 billion in new tax revenue annually for education. In a post on Twitter, the trade group on Tuesday said lawmakers "took several steps in the final days of the legislation session that rigged the referral process in their favor and forced us to re-evaluate the viability of (referral) efforts." In an email to supporters, the group said lawmakers made it "virtually…
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When Britt Carlson Oase was hired on as CEO of Special Olympics Oregon, she knew from having looked through financial statements that the nonprofit was in some financial trouble. What Oase didn’t know was just how dire the financial situation that she was walking in to was.  “What I didn’t realize was that I was coming in and we wouldn’t be able to make payroll in the first month,” Oase said. “That’s where this thing went really sideways.”  Since fall of last year, employees, dedicated…
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Apptio finalized its acquisition of Portland startup Cloudability at the end of May, and the deal has been “phenomenal” for Apptio so far.
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The medical billing software maker intends to use part of this round in its acquisition strategy.
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Summer is here and it's time to check the temperatures of Portland's hottest hoods. The Portland Business Journal regularly checks on residential sales stats for the 99 neighborhoods in the metro area. Second-quarter numbers are in this week, and today we see which ZIP codes were most active for home sales during that time. Among the 25 neighborhoods on the list, nine were in Portland and the rest were all over the map, from Gresham in the east, Hillsboro in the west and Vancouver, Battle Ground,…
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Rate increases for people who buy their own insurance will be even less next year in Oregon than the state’s preliminary premium decisions in June. The Department of Consumer and Business Services issued final rate decisions Monday, announcing it would lower 2020 premiums by $44 million. The rates were lowered 1 percent on average from the preliminary decisions for the individual market and 2 percent from companies’ original rate requests. Individual market rates will rise an average of 1.5…
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It won't matter until the clouds clear out and temperatures heat up, but a Portland General Electric program that will pay customers to use less electricity launched on Monday, the company said. The “Smart Grid Test Bed" is aimed at trimming demand during peak-use periods, an approach that could be less expensive and more environmentally friendly than increasing generating capacity. Residential rebates are the first and broadest element in the program that will deepen over time. Around 20,000…
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Let's just say this morning took an unexpected turn, right into Five Things. Does the James Beard market already exist? Over the past couple decades, there's been an organized effort to bring the James Beard Public Market — a public market full of all things culinary — to fruition in Portland. More than $1 million in public funding has gone to explore the possibility and yet, nothing's come of it. Now, according to Heidi Yorkshire, an early member of the Portland Farmers Market and one…
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Backed by the largest Medicaid managed care provider in the U.S., Trillium is having a tough time breaking into Health Share's territory.
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