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Doomsday preppers boost local businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Oregon unvaccinated kids increasing

An increasing number of Oregon parents are choosing not to get their children vaccinated for religious reasons.