From the Wires

Gap to close stores, cut jobs

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: In the face of dwindling demand, Gap has decided to close 175 stores and eliminate 250 jobs at its headquarters.

 

Colorado Supreme Court: Workers can be fired for off-duty pot

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Monday, June 15, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Despite its legal status, workers can be fired for using marijuana while off duty, the Colorado Supreme Court decided.

 

Famed gunmaker files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

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Monday, June 15, 2015

USA TODAY: Colt Defense announced Sunday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

 

Whole Foods determines name of new, cheaper outpost

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Friday, June 12, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Whole Foods' foray into cheaper groceries will be called 365 by Whole Foods Markets.

 

The information of every Federal employee compromised

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Friday, June 12, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Hackers may have accessed the personnel information of millions of former and current federal employees.

 

U.S. growth more reliant on the West

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

BLOOMBERG: Growth in the American economy was driven by Western states last year.

 

Oregonians will be unaffected by SCOTUS Obamacare decision

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

THE BEND BULLETIN: The U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act will not affect low-income Oregonians.

 

Oregon Senate approves self-service gas bill

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Senate passed a plan to allow some people in rural communities to pump their own gas.

 

California high-speed rail plan meets opposition from small towns

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Residents from cities on the proposed route are wary of effect of the high-speed rail line.

 

Young people already wary of retirement

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

USA TODAY: Millennials and Gen Xers express lack of confidence in being able to retire when the time comes.

 

Senate passes bill to kill Kitzhaber ed board

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Oregon Senate voted to halt the Oregon Education Investment Board, an entity created by former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

 

Voters in Tacoma to weigh $15 minimum wage

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Monday, June 08, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: An initiative for a $15 minimum wage will appear on the ballot in November in Tacoma.

 

Obama to expand overtime pay

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Monday, June 08, 2015

USA TODAY: New order would increase the number of workers who can receive overtime pay.

 
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Spring rains are the bane of an Oregon cherry farmer’s existence. Even a few sprinkles can crack the fruit so badly it’s not worth picking. Science to the rescue: Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a spray-on film that cuts rain-related cracking in half, potentially saving a season’s crop. The coating, patented as SureSeal, is made from natural chemicals similar to those found in the skins of cherries: cellulose, palm oil-based wax and calcium.


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