Economy

08 March 2014

10th annual Chocolate Festival

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Economy, Local

Ashland, Ore.-- It's a sweet affair for Ashland this weekend as they celebrate 10 years of chocolate goodness. Hundreds gathered at the Ashland Springs Hotel Saturday for the 10th annual Chocolate F ...

06 March 2014

Chambers Communciations sells TV stations

Posted in Economy, Local, Regional

Chambers Communications, the parent company of ABC affiliates in Medford, Eugene, and Klamath Falls has sold their television stations. Georgia's Heartland Media LLC and M-South Equity Partners hav ...

01 March 2014

Ashland pizzeria, Gissepi's closes it's doors

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Economy, Local

Ashland, Ore.-- After 23 years in business, Gissepi's Pizzeria located in the Market-of-Choice Shopping Center shut it's doors this week. It opened in February 1991 and shut down for business Frid ...

27 February 2014

Could medical marijuana dispensaries boost tourism?

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

Ashland, Ore. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries will be legal in Oregon on March 3rd. It's still a hotly debated issue with some cities banning dispensaries and others allowing them. Since Oregon is ...

25 February 2014

Local business is first to accept Bitcoin in Southern Oregon

Posted in Economy, Local, Technology

Jacksonville, Ore. -- A Jacksonville coffee shop is the first Café in Oregon to accept the form of currency known as Bitcoins. Stim Coffee officially started accepting the digital money over the w ...

21 February 2014

More Oregonians are becoming renters

Posted in Economy, Regional

(OPB) The number of Oregonians living in their own homes has leveled off in recent years, but the portion of the population that's renting has strongly increased. There is a combination of reasons w ...

08 February 2014

Showing love for less

Posted in Economy, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) This weekend is absolutely, positively the last chance to save on flowers, candy or gifts for your Valentine's day sweetheart because by next week, you're at the mercy of retailers. "The ...

10 January 2014

Medford School District issues new contract proposal

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics

After a day of negotiations the Medford School District Friday night wrote up a new proposal for teachers. The district spent nine hours Friday discussing the financial circumstances of the distric ...

10 January 2014

New mortgage rules arrive

Posted in Economy, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) Starting Friday home buyers can expect new protections against the risky loans that contributed to the housing crisis. The new rules are intended to protect home buyers from losing their ...

06 January 2014

White House Pressing on Long Term Unemployment Benefits

Posted in Economy, Politics

The Obama administration is putting the thumbscrews to Congressional Republicans over long term unemployment extensions. More than 1.3 million Americans who’ve been out of work more than six month ...