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High-powered investors dump Group stock

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Groupon's stock has been sliding. So much so that Marc Andreessen, Fidelity, and other early Groupon investors have already dumped the stock.

 

Walmart expands to Christmas layaway

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Monday, August 20, 2012

After seeing high customer demand for layaway during last year's winter holiday season, Walmart is expanding the interest-free pay-over-time program for Christmas.

 

Court lifts injunction on Ashland ski expansion

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Monday, August 20, 2012

A federal judge in Oregon has lifted an injunction blocking the expansion of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Southern Oregon, the latest round in a legal battle that has stretched on for years.

 

Caution on foreclosures haunts Obama

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Monday, August 20, 2012

After inheriting the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, President Obama poured vast amounts of money into efforts to stabilize the financial system, rescue the auto industry and revive the economy. Some experts say it was his most significant economic mistake.

 

Rural events venue tied up in dispute

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Monday, August 20, 2012

For couples seeking an idyllic place to tie the knot, Peggy and Mark Shrives’ home on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River may be just the thing. But their fledgling business also has some neighbors tied in knots, and not the nice kind.

 

Aetna to buy Coventry in $5.7 billion deal

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Aetna, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, staked a $5.7 billion claim in the burgeoning market for government-funded coverage today when it announced plans to buy fellow insurer Coventry Health Care.

 

On-the-job fatalities, disability claims down

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Despite a 30 percent increase in Oregon’s workforce, the number of disability claims and on-the-job fatalities are down sharply since the system was overhauled two decades ago.

 
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