Economy

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Seattle, Wash.- NBC News has confirmed Amazon will buy leading natural and organic supermarket chain Whole Foods. The companies announced the $13.7 billion deal Friday. “Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and …

Sen. Alan DeBoer proposes changes to “kicker” fund

Salem, Ore.- Oregon Senator Alan DeBoer introduced new legislation Friday which could potentially change Oregon’s “kicker” law. Sen. DeBoer wants to send a constitutional amendment to Oregonians asking them to change the current law so kicker funds are automatically sent to schools. …

More deaths than births in some southern Oregon counties

Medford, Ore. — Deaths are outpacing births in several southern Oregon counties. That’s according to new numbers from Portland State University’s Population Research Center. But the region is still seeing an overall boost in population. “We’re growing,” regional economist Guy Tauer says of …
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