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TriMet sliding into debt

TriMet is sliding into debt, and its unfunded pension liability of $900 million is growing by $1.5 million each week, according to a new audit.

Digital ad agency coming to Portland

Digital advertising content specialist AKQA is opening an office in Portland to serve Nike, one of its largest clients.

90 percent of Americans face higher taxes

Nearly 90% of Americans would face higher taxes next year unless Congress passes legislation in a lame-duck session.

Portland chooses Alta Bicycle for bike share contract

Portland chose local business Alta Bicycle Share for the city's planned $4 million bike-sharing system.

Manufacturing grows

U.S. manufacturing grew for the first time in four months.

Construction spending drops

A solid gain in home construction failed to offset declines in nonresidential activity for builders in August.

Ocean Power announces Reedsport buoy deployment

Ocean Power Technologies announced it will deploy its first utility-scale wave energy buoy off the coast of Reedsport in spring 2013.