Economy

T.J.Maxx announces new Southern Oregon stores

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Retailer T.J.Maxx is expanding its presence in Southern Oregon with new stores in Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. The Rogue Valley location will be alongside other businesses at the Grants Pass Shopping Center between E Street and D …

Vape ban worries local businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — One week after Gov. Kate Brown took executive action against flavored vaping products, all forms of it will be banned statewide starting next week. On October 15, flavored vaping products will be pulled off the shelves across Oregon. The …

Ashland combines key positions to save money

ASHLAND, Ore.– Ashland’s financial budget issues are causing the city administration to combine two key positions in order to save costs. Ashland City Administrator Kelly Madding is taking on the job of finance director for the remainder of this biennium. The Ashland …

Toys”R”Us returns after bankruptcy

(NBC) – Target will help Toys”R”Us rise from the ashes. The retailer is partnering with the company that owns the Toys”R”Us brand to relaunch toysrus.com. The deal will allow Toys”R”Us to once again have an online presence after going bankrupt as it …

T.J. Maxx coming to Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Shoppers in Klamath Falls will soon have a new option after a nationwide chain store announced plans to set up shop in the area. T.J. Maxx says they’re opening a store in Klamath Falls, with a grand opening …

Kroger cutting jobs

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WLWT) – Kroger is cutting hundreds of jobs across stores nationwide. Mid-level managers in the Cincinnati-Dayton division have already been let go. In addition to Kroger, the grocer also owns Harris Teeter, Ralphs, and the Fred Meyer store chains. All …

U.S. reaches trade deal with Japan

NEW YORK CITY (NBC) – During a meeting at the United Nations Wednesday, President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a trade deal. President Trump said the deal would open up Japanese markets to $7 billion worth of American products. …

Nationwide housing market heats up

(NBC) – After signs of cooling, housing markets appear to be re-heating. Home price gains have been shrinking since March 2018 but the U.S. National Home Price Index rose 3.2% annually in July. Prices are still cooling in the largest cities, however. …