"Do-Not-Buy" List Could Leave City With No Options for Corporate Investment, Committee Warns

Portland moving forward with Commissioner Steve Novick's plan for "socially responsible investing."

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Portland is moving forward with City Commissioner Steve Novick’s plan to stop the city from investing its $940 million portfolio in companies that are ethically challenged. But as reported in this morning's Murmurs, the group that guides that portfolio warns the “do-not-buy” list could leave the city with few corporations left to invest in.Novick drew national media attention in May when the ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 AARON MESH

Willamette Geek: Wal-Mart’s Wireless – Not for power users? Not so Fast.


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At first glance, it would be easy for a hardcore smartphone junkie to dismiss Wal-Mart's announcement Monday of its Family Mobile service. While the basic communication price is attractive enough, ($45 a month, no contract, for unlimited talk and text versus $90 at ATT and Verizon), Wal-Mart's data rates are a whopping $40 for 1 gigabyte. Verizon offers an unlimited data plan for $30, while AT&T ...   More
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Sam Adams' Latest Low-Paying "Job"


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Friday, April 24, 2009 HANK STERN

JUICY SUITS: Peeping Tom at Wal-Mart (Updated)


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If you're ever in the Wal-Mart in Eugene trying on clothes, there's this lawsuit that suggests you might want to check over your shoulder in the changing booth. A Lane County woman is suing Wal-Mart for $1 million in federal court, claiming a store employee played Peeping Tom. Crystie Rios claims in the lawsuit she was trying on clothes in March 2008 at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Eugene ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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