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Corvallis is second Ore. city with plastic bag ban

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Selin Nurgun, left, also known as the “Bag Monster”, is barely visible through her plastic bags as she appears during a news conference with Sarah Higginbotham, state director of Environment for Oregon, at the Benton County Public Library in Corvallis, Ore. Tuesday morning July 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Corvallis Gazette-Times, Amanda Cowan) CORVALLIS,...

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Chuck E. Cheese transforming into a rock star

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated handout image provided by CEC Entertainment Inc. shows an image from the company’s new Chuck E. Cheese, national ad campaign. The company that operates the chain of children’s pizza restaurants is retiring the giant rodent’s...

Dispute over Portland containers hits Idaho port

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 is shown Friday, June 29, 2012, in Portland, Ore. A federal judge has set a Tuesday deadline for a deal to end a dispute that has slowed the flow of cargo at the Port of Portland. At a hearing Friday, former Gov. Ted...

Carmakers report strong June sales, easing worries

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Sunday, June 24, 2012, file photo Dodge cars are for sale at an auto dealership in Springfield, Ill. Chrysler reported Tuesday, July 3, 2012, that U.S. sales rose 20 percent, its best June in five years, thanks to demand across its lineup (AP...

With a call to Crime Stoppers, you can make a difference in crime!

July 3, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

For more information, please visit the Chaves County Crime Stoppers web site at www.chavescountycrimestoppers.com . Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward. REMEMBER TO CALL 1-888-594- T I P S (8477) AND YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN...

With boomers coming, hospice industry diversifies

July 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, June 7, 2012 photo, Liz Murphy sits in her room at the Hospice House in Concord, N.H. As they brace themselves for the eventual needs of the aging baby boom generation, hospice providers are working to both diversify their services and...

Kinkade estate dispute to remain public for now

July 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Daniel Casas, attorney for Nanette Kinkade, the widow of artist Thomas Kinkade, speaks during a news conference outside of a San Jose, Calif., courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Monday, July 2, 2012. Nanette Kinkade and Kinkade’s girlfriend, Amy...

NY utility, union to meet Thursday; talks possible

July 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this July 24, 2006 file photo, a Consolidated Edison crew checks a service box in the Queens borough of New York as they work to restore power during the eighth day of the blackout in the area. Consolidated Edison and its unionized workers are facing...

Feds propose $3.7M penalty for Mich. oil spill

July 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this July 29, 2010, file photo, a worker monitors water in Talmadge Creek in Marshall Township, Mich., near the Kalamazoo River as oil from a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc., is attempted to be trapped by booms. On Monday, July 2, 2012,...

Assembly OKs adding bank settlement into Calif law

July 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Attorney General Kamala Harris, second from right, talks with homeowner Jose Vega, second from left, after the homeowner protection legislation she backed was approved by the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 2, 2012. Vega,...