Holiday shopping expectations high

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Holiday shopping sales are expected to rise 4.1% this year.

 

U.S. home prices jump

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 4.6% in August, the largest year-over-year increase in over six years.

 

Urban Airship rolls out location technology

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Monday, October 01, 2012

Portland startup Urban Airship is rolling out a location-specific technology that it debuted with an official Olympics app called Join In.

 

TriMet sliding into debt

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Monday, October 01, 2012

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

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Monday, October 01, 2012

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

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Monday, October 01, 2012

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

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Monday, October 01, 2012

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

 
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