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Sustainable Valley incubator could be trendsetter

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Sustainable Valley business incubator came to downtown Medford last spring, and now supporting agencies are also moving in.

 

Doomsday preppers boost local businesses

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Army Navy Store in Central Point and the Northwest Outdoor Store in Medford have seen a recent uptick in sales thanks to more people preparing for disasters and emergencies.

 

Bank loans easier to secure

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says many businesses and consumers are finding it easier to secure bank loans.

 

OSU gets $1.1M for nuclear research

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Oregon State University is getting $1.1 million for nuclear research and development infrastructure, part of a nationwide $47 million program.

 

Postal Service halts plans to close post offices

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service will try to keep hundreds of rural post offices open with shorter hours, rather than shuttering them as previously planned.

 

Central Oregon brewers form guild

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Central Oregon brewers are uniting to form the Central Oregon Brewers Guild, a nonprofit that aims to be the voice for the growing industry.

 

Mortgage delinquency rate drops

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The percentage of U.S. homeowners behind on their mortgage payments dropped in the first quarter of this year to the lowest level since 2009.

 
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