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Florence group upset about Dunes project

A group of Florence citizens are banding together to oppose mining on Heceta Beach dunes.

Economists pessimistic about short-term growth

Economists are gloomy about growth because of Europe's financial crisis and the prospect of major federal spending cuts.

Parents cut college spending

Families have pulled back on college spending in the past year due to rising higher education costs.

Businesses increase stockpiles

U.S. companies added to their stockpiles in May but sales fell again.

Microsoft pulls out of

NBC is buying Microsoft's 50% interest in for an undisclosed amount.

Nike removes Joe Paterno's name from childcare center

Amid the Pennsylvania State University sex-abuse scandal, Nike decided to remove football coach Joe Paterno's name from its largest childcare center.

Paramedics turn to expired drugs

Manufacturing delays and industry changes have forced paramedics in many jurisdictions to turn to expired medications.