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.

 

Portland office market tight, second only to San Francisco

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Portland metro area has one of the lowest office vacancy rates in the country, allowing landlords to push rents higher.

 

Biohabitats opens Portland office

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Baltimore-based design and planning firm Biohabitats opened an office in Portland's Old Town.

 
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