Retail and tourism

Retail and tourism
The Olympic trials dust Eugene with a little gold
August 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008

While athletes at last month’s track and field Olympic trials in Eugene competed for gold medals, area business also got a bit of gold.

 

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Lithia cuts jobs, millions
July 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Lithia Motors, the eighth-largest U.S. auto group, announced in June that it would cut $18 million annually in costs because of falling consumer confidence, tight credit, high gas prices and sluggish domestic auto sales.

 

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Munich on the Willamette
July 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

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Gunther Hoffmann knows at least one reason why German tourists are expected to flock to Oregon this summer: “Germans are entranced with the West and Indians,” says Hoffmann, head of the German Consulate in Portland.

 

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Sales decline prompts Mt. Bachelor shakeup
July 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

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As the final days of last winter’s ski season wound to a close, Powdr Corp. — which runs the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort — took the dramatic step of firing the majority of the resort’s top management.

 

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Bad economy spells good business for thrift stores
June 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008

goodwillThrift.jpgWhen money is tight, a shabby pair of pants from the thrift store might fit just right. As food and energy prices soar, some consumers are thinking twice before plunking down $200 for a new pair of jeans and heading instead to thrift stores.

 

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