Posted by Steve Leader on August 22, 2014
Fred Leeson can talk about Fred G. Meyer all day. Leeson, a Portland journalist and author, devoted 2 years to researching the life of Meyer, the late founder of the grocery chain.
Leeson lays it all out in his new book, “My-Te-Fine Merchant, Fred Meyer’s Retail Revolution.” Hear our interview with Leeson:
Posted by Steve Leader on August 20, 2014
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Some high end restaurants in San Francisco are having their customers pay in advance for meals when they make their online reservations.
Bill Perry, with the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, says whether it happens here is a question of, “whether or not you can get away with it.”
According to Perry, certain types of restaurants might consider requiring pre-pay, …
Posted by Steve Leader on August 14, 2014
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A panel of Washington state lawmakers is planning to visit a Portland company that makes small nuclear reactors to generate electricity. The story was first reported by KGW News.
The company, NuScale, describes its nuclear reactors as simple, small, and extraordinarily safe. The federal government is helping fund research on the reactors in Corvallis.
The chair of a Washington state …
Posted by Steve Leader on August 5, 2014
Photo courtesy: Associated Press
You might not think Las Vegas and Houston have something in common with Portland. But they do.
According to Oregon Live. Com, employment growth in the Portland metro (June 2013-June 2014) was eighth fastest in the country. (3.1%) That’s a tie with both Houston and Las Vegas.
A workforce analyst says the Portland-area construction industry is adding jobs almost …
Posted by Steve Leader on July 29, 2014
Photo courtesy: Columbian.com
As Washington state grain inspectors refuse to enter United Grain Corporation’s export terminal at the Port of Vancouver, pressure is growing to have the inspections resume with federal employees.
The Washington Farm Bureau is calling on the U.S. Agriculture Department to take responsibility for inspecting and certifying grain for export.
State inspectors say they’re unwilling to resume work because of …