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Audit finds issues with Oregon housing programs

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Friday, July 26, 2013

An audit found significant overlap with 120 state programs that help low-income Oregonians get affordable housing.

 

Oregon timber sales postponed

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Friday, July 26, 2013

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management postponed three Oregon timber sales. It needs more time to consider a federal court decision ordering it to see more timber.

 

PERS board may lower assumed earnings rate

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Friday, July 26, 2013

The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System board is considering reducing its aggressive 8% assumed earnings rate to match lower forecasted returns.

 

Hillsboro distillery makes resealable whiskey pouches

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Hillsboro's Big Bottom Whiskey founder created Calhoun Bros' Adventures Spirits, 200-milliliter resealable whiskey pouches.

 

Portland firms work on 'CarGoAway' bike

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Two Portland companies are teaming up to create a cargo bike called the "CarGoAway" that eliminates the need for a car.

 

TriMet announces light rail opening date

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Friday, July 26, 2013

TriMet announced the opening date for the $1.49 billion Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line will be Sept. 12, 2015.

 

New TriMet buses replace older fleet

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

TriMet's six new buses unveiled this week are the first of 70 diesel buses it will get this year.

 
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ThumbOregon Business hosts an informal roundtable discussion about the Oregon MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program.


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

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