Economy

15 June 2014

Lithia Motors acquires DCH Auto Group

Posted in Economy, Local, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- Lithia Motors announced Sunday they have purchased DCH Auto group based in New Jersey. The merger means that Lithia will acquire 100% percent of the outstanding shares of DCH, esti ...

12 June 2014

Dispensary generates money for Gold Hill

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Health

Gold Hill, Ore. -- After only four days of business, Breeze Botanicals the medical marijuana dispensary in Gold Hill has already generated hundreds of dollars for the city. The managing owner, Brie ...

12 June 2014

Medford wages lower than national average

Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- New numbers released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found people who live in Medford make an average 11% less than the rest of the country While the numbers were releas ...

09 June 2014

Report: Property tax losses continue to grow

Posted in Economy, Politics, Regional

Portland, Ore. -- (Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media Group) Local governments will be unable to collect $212 million this year in property taxes, including almost $100 million specifically approved by ...

08 June 2014

Gun sales booming

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Economy, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Guns are a hot commodity right now with two of America's largest firearm makers reporting a boost in sales. David Miller owns Oak Grove Guns in Eugene. He travels all over the s ...

07 June 2014

Medford Saturday Market introduces reward program for EBT card holder

Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market introduced their "Fresh Rewards" program on Saturday at the Commons.. The new program will match the first four dollars a customer with ...

05 June 2014

Jackson County approves 2014-2015 fiscal year budget

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Economy, Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- The Jackson County Commissioners unanimously approved $306 million for the 2014-2015 fiscal year on Wednesday. The budget is an increase of about $5 million over the previous one. O ...

05 June 2014

Klamath Falls seeks air service opinions

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Economy, Local

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The city of Klamath Falls wants your input on what it should do about providing air passenger service. The final United Express flights left the Crater Lake / Klamath Regional ...

04 June 2014

Is the American dream dead for young adults?

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Economy, U.S. & World News

Is the American dream dead for young adults? A new CNNMoney poll says 63% of 1,003 adults ages 18-34 believe the American dream is unattainable. 6-in-10 say their dreams are out of reach. "Oh yeah i ...

03 June 2014

Seattle has the highest minimum wage in the country

Posted in Economy, U.S. & World News

Seattle, Wash. -- Seattle now has the highest minimum wage in the country. The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that bumps up the minimum wage to $15 an hour. It was drafted by an advisory g ...