Office Less Stressful Than Home

Posted by Steve Leader on June 3, 2014

A new study, from Penn State University, shows we’re more stressed at the office than we are at home.

The Wall Street Journal reports researchers surveyed 122-people– men, women, parents, and people without kids.  They measured levels of cortisol, a hormone released when we’re stressed.  The majority had levels that were higher at home than at work.

While work can be filled …

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Thermal Imaging: In Your Hand

Posted by Steve Leader on May 28, 2014
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Flir Systems, based in Wilsonville, will soon launch it’s newest product, Flir One.

It, essentially, turns an i-Phone into a thermal imaging device.  Flir’s Chief of Product Strategy, Jeff Frank, says their initial market for Flir One includes do it yourselfers.  Frank says they can use the product to measure such things as a home’s energy efficiency, locating heat and water …

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Likes And Shares Bring Oregon Jobs

Posted by Steve Leader on May 21, 2014
Facebook data center

A study done for Facebook, released today, shows the economic impact of its data center in Prineville.  The report shows that over the last five years Facebook brought 651 jobs to Central Oregon.

Research shows the ripple effect from the Prineville-area jobs was felt statewide, for a total of almost 3,600 jobs. The study says every ten jobs at Facebook-Prineville drive …

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Burgerville Puts Midwest Meat Company On Notice

Posted by Steve Leader on May 19, 2014
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Burgerville, the Vancouver-based restaurant chain that takes pride in serving locally sourced food, is taking legal action against Johnsonville Meats of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

In a newspaper ad, seen above, Johnsonville uses the word BURGERVILLE to tout its cheddar cheese and bacon patties.

A spokeswoman for Burgerville tells FM News 101 legal action is still in progress.  And the company’s leaders are …

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Oregon Seeing Faster Job Growth Than Rest of the Country

Posted by Associated Press on May 13, 2014

SALEM — After a battering in the Great Recession and a slow recovery, Oregon’s job market is showing springtime vigor.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday Oregon added about 15,000 jobs in March and April, the largest two-month increase since 2005.

The department says that, compared to national trends, Oregon lost a larger share of jobs during the recession and was slower at …

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