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Boomers not making big purchases

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Baby boomers are holding off on purchasing homes and cars, making Federal Reserve officials concerned about the impact of record low interest rates aimed at creating jobs.

 

Victoria's Secret apologizes for Native American headdress

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Victoria's Secret apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model at its annual fashion show.

 

Average Thanksgiving meal costs less than $5 per person

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Monday, November 12, 2012

The American Farm Bureau Federation's annual survey of the price of Thanksgiving dinner found prices slightly higher than 2011.

 

Intel stops support for Oregon Boy Scouts

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Intel has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Boy Scouts of America through its employee volunteer matching program, but will end those philanthropic contributions because of the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members and troop leaders.

 

Elkhorn resort property for sale

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Monday, November 12, 2012

The 463-acre Elkhorn Golf Resort property near Mehama is looking for a buyer.

 

PeaceHealth recovering financially

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Monday, November 12, 2012

PeaceHealth's Springfield and Eugene hospitals are recovering financially after the effects of the recession, according to the nonprofit's latest financial filings.

 

Cuts force Beaverton teachers into classes outside their expertise

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Monday, November 12, 2012

After the Beaverton School District slashed its budget and cut 344 positions, teachers are being transferred to fill holes in the 51-school district.

 
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