Top 10 Trending Stories from The Business Journals’ Local Business Coverage

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--Follow developing stories and stay up to date on trending news with the Business Journals’ local business coverage in 43 cities across the U.S. Catch up on the most read articles from the week of March 26, 2018.

Portland Business Journal - The 21 best places to live in Oregon
The list of Oregon's best places to live is out, and it has a very distinct Portland flavor. Indeed, the top 27 areas on the list — which takes into account neighborhoods and cities alike — are all Portland neighborhoods.

Buffalo Business First - 2018 rankings of U.S. public colleges
Buffalo Business First's top-to-bottom 2018 academic rankings of 485 U.S. public colleges. The first 250 schools are listed in numerical order, followed by the lower echelon of 235 schools in alphabetical order.

Houston Business Journal - Former CEO of Maersk Oil to become Shell Oil president
The Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A, RDS-B), which has its U.S. arm based in Houston, plans to name a new female president in the Bayou City.

Kansas City Business Journal- Overland Park native, Dropbox cofounder, becomes a tech billionaire
An Overland Park native became the latest tech billionaire on Friday when Dropbox Inc. hit the stock market.

Boston Business Journal - Inside Reebok's new Boston HQ, complete with a boxing ring and shoe-testing robot
Last year was a whirlwind for Reebok International Ltd., the athletic gear and footwear maker that moved its headquarters — and accompanying 750 employees — 18 miles from Boston’s suburbs into the city’s urban core.

Atlanta Business Chronicle New York Software firm, Namely, picks Atlanta for operations hub, plans 300 jobs
New York-based Namely has picked Atlanta for its operations hub, where it will create about 300 jobs over the next few years. The human resources software firm, currently in Buckhead’s Atlanta Tech Village, is scouting eight sites in central Perimeter for 25,000 square feet of office space. Namely plans to expand its Atlanta office footprint to up to 100,000 square feet over the next few years.

Houston Business Journal - Occidental, ConocoPhillips in talks for Houston Energy Corridor campus deal
Two Houston-based energy giants could be entering a major land deal soon. Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) is "evaluating" the acquisition of ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) former campus at 600 N. Dairy Ashford in the Energy Corridor, according to an internal memo sent March 27 obtained by the Houston Business Journal.

San Francisco Business Journal - Bay Area Apple engineer Walter Huang, who died in Tesla crash, had complained about Autopilot malfunctioning beforehand
A 38-year-old Apple software engineer who died when his Tesla X SUV crashed into a Highway 101 barrier had complained about the vehicle's Autopilot function veering toward that same object beforehand.

Dallas Business Journal - Dallas dodges list of Amazon HQ2 ‘biggest losers,’ while Toronto, Miami, and Los Angeles get tagged
The Dallas-Fort Worth area may or may not ultimately win Inc.’s second headquarters, but at least North Texas has escaped a list of “biggest losers” for the highly coveted project.

Portland Business Journal - The Top 25 private high schools in Oregon and SW Washington
Does the quality of education vary with the amount of money one spends on it?
When it comes to Oregon's Top Private Schools, it certainly seems so. The top school on Oregon's Top Private Schools list for 2018 costs $29,640. The second-ranked school costs $32,200. The third-ranked school costs $22,300.

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