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Hillsboro, Oregon, becoming hot spot for information storage (access required)

PORTLAND, OR — Hillsboro is fast becoming a nationally recognized market for data centers, with two major facilities expected to be delivered this year. Data centers with 18 megawatts of capacity are under construction in Hillsboro, according to CBRE, which ...

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Pandemic serves cold reality to restaurateurs, shop owners (access required)

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PORTLAND, OR — As the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic stretch into their sixth month, an increasing number of Portland’s locally owned restaurants and shops are closing locations permanently. In some instances, new tenants are moving into those spaces ...

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FedEx CEO optimistic about economic recovery as e-commerce booms (access required)

FedEx’s business-to-business traffic fell significantly in the U.S. as COVID-19 lockdown measures across the country took effect, Chairman and CEO Fred Smith said in a livestreamed discussion with the Washington Post last week. However, the Memphis logistics giant is keeping busy with ...

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Keeping Your Balance: The importance of oversight in small organizations

There was recently a story in my local paper about an individual allegedly stealing substantially all the funds from an organization that had been serving young athletes in the area for more than a decade. The organization was well-meaning and ...

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Law firms are turning their eyes toward attorneys’ well-being

The legal community’s efforts to help ensure that attorneys stay well, both mentally and physically, has become a movement during the past few years. While there has long been help for attorneys suffering from or at risk for substance abuse, ...

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The ever-shifting legal landscape of joint employment (access required)

Joint Employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly”, employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the right to exercise, ...

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LinkedIn for lawyers (access required)

Mark C.D. Newall has the better part of three decades’ experience helping lawyers develop their careers, and LinkedIn is one tool he considers indispensable in the process. Newall, a partner at Essex Partners and principal at Keystone Partners Legal in ...

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Construction costs keep rising as tariff anxiety festers (access required)

Construction costs climbed again in May, following price increases this spring driven by trade disputes over steel, aluminum and lumber. The cost of all goods used in construction increased 8.8 percent year-over-year in May. Among individual types of materials, some of ...

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Fed survey: Small businesses report better access to credit (access required)

A new report finds that 46 percent of small businesses with at least one employee that applied for credit in 2017 received the full amount they sought, an increase from 40 percent the year before. The Small Business Credit Survey ...

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