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About 4 1/2 years ago, an Adidas Innovation Team employee in Portland began tinkering with a toy foam soccer ball. He wanted to make it smarter.
Leaders of some of the world's top technology and media companies are gathering this week in Sun Valley for the annual Allen & Co. conference.
LeBron James pushes Cavaliers' valuation past $1 billion
LeBron James makes the Cleveland Cavaliers a billion-dollar franchise, almost double what the team would be worth without the four-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player.
Column: Why Adidas beat Nike at the World Cup
The mechanics of that victory are remarkably similar to those of Germany's success on the field: It's all about smarts versus flash.
Do your children play app games on smart phones and tablets? Here's what you should know (poll and consumer tips)
The FTC continues to scrutinize companies it says aren't clear about how charges can be incurred in app games designed for children on smart phones and tablets.
White-elephant real estate: Who bought the Circle of Teran Ranch in Ashland?
Doug Neuman of Neuman Hotel Group buys 1,100-acre Circle of Teran property in Ashland or $1.525 million cash in a no-reserve auction July 1.
Ted Wheeler might be ineligible to run for second full term as treasurer
The state constitution allows a treasurer to serve eight years in a 12-year period, but Wheeler would have served six years by the end of 2016.
Evergreen headquarters up for sale in McMinnville
The buildings are across Oregon Highway 18 from the well-known Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.
Portland-based crowdsourcing effort goes bonkers: Coolest Cooler tops $2.5 million on Kickstarter
The Coolest Cooler campaign first profiled Thursday in The Oregonian was up to $2.5 million in Kickstarter pledges a day later, and still growing.
Son of Columbia River Crossing: Madore floats new bridge plan
Clark County Commissioner Dave Madore, whose stiff opposition helped kill the Columbia River Crossing, will unveil a new bridge plan on July 29.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales defends $56,000 diversity training as 'money well spent,' participants share reflections
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and 15 other white male managers in city government are back in town after a lengthy diversity training retreat near Mount Hood, and the mayor defended the $56,000 training as "money well spent."
Pearl District apartment building sells for $105 million
The sale the crown as the biggest Portland-area real estate deal of 2014.
Longshore union and port operators pick back up labor talks
Negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, whose members operate West Coast ports, are back on and scheduled to continue through the weekend.
Anatomy of an IRA: The last four years
The outcome of changes I made in 2010 isn't black and white, but I'll tell you why I think I made the right move.
Kicks and starts: Lessons for would-be entrepreneurs from the crowdfunding trail
It's worth reviewing some of the business lessons Kickstarter and other crowfunding platforms have taught Portland-area entrepreneurs who have launched or supported campaigns.
New report explores why Oregonians' incomes lag behind the national average
The state Employment Department report points to a ties the personal income gap to a handful of trends that have shaped Oregon's economy.
Would the Rebuild America Jobs Act have cost the 'average American family' $1,000 per year? PolitiFact Oregon
Monica Wehby, a Republican, is taking U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley to task for recently reiterating his support for the Rebuild America Jobs Act. The bill, proposed in late 2011 by President Barack Obama, called for an immediate $50 billion investment in roads, bridges, airports and transit systems.
-- Elliot Njus