Economy

25 March 2014

Oregon economist says baby boomers will slow economic growth

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Economy, Local

Are baby boomers to blame for a projected slow-down in Oregon's economy? One state economist, Josh Lehner, said in a post this week on the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis website that data shows ...

25 March 2014

14 Oregon counties had unemployment rates at, or below state average

Posted in Economy, Regional

(OPB) Oregon county unemployment figures were released Monday for the month of February. Fourteen counties had rates at, or below the statewide average of 6.9 percent. Benton County had the state ...

22 March 2014

California DMV breach

Posted in Economy, Local, Regional, Technology

Los Angeles, Cali.-- Several reports including the Los Angeles Times said the California Department of Motor Vehicles' online system has been hacked. The blogger who discovered the Target breach fou ...

22 March 2014

Josephine County library volunteers gather signatures

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics

Grants Pass, Ore.-- Library volunteers from the City of Grants Pass are pleading for help. They don't have enough money to continue funding all four libraries in Josephine County. Saturday they were ...

21 March 2014

Some medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Oregon

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Health

Medford, Ore. -- The Oregon Health Authority has approved eight medical marijuana dispensaries. Seven of them have waived their confidentiality and allowed the OHA to publish their locations.  The ...

21 March 2014

CenturyLink to close Medford call center

Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- CenturyLink announced today that they will be closing their Medford call center on June 6th. The closure will eliminate 105 local jobs. A CenturyLink spokeswoman said the closure w ...

20 March 2014

Local housing market springs into action

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Spring has sprung, marking the time of year that home sales usually spring into action. Lynn Green just sold her west Medford home. It was on the market for 2 days. " I was shocked, ...

19 March 2014

Spike in food prices has shoppers feeling the effects

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A spike in food prices has grocery shoppers feeling the pinch. New numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show food prices rose 0.4 percent in February. It's the highest ...

17 March 2014

Inmate's 'fall' highlights jail's medical cost woes

Posted in Economy, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- (Grants Pass Daily Courier) Highlighting the high cost of health care for inmates, authorities say a female prisoner at the Josephine County Jail recently faked a fall and then ...

17 March 2014

ODFW faces possible budget cuts

Posted in Economy, Regional

(The Salem Statesman Journal) Hunting and fishing is at an all-time low in Oregon. And that's bad news for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency relies on license and permit fees ...