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State Reported Job Losses In June

SALEM, OR — After 11 months of gains, the state reported job losses in June.  Economist Nick Beleicik said employers cut 4,300 jobs last month, which erased many of the gains from May. “Job losses were concentrated in the construction sector, which after Read More

KBNW Business Briefs For 07/16/14

BEND, OR — Roughly one year after acquiring Carrera Motors, Kendall Auto Group has purchased two more Bend car dealerships.  The Eugene-based Kendall has purchased the Mercedes-Benz and Toyota/Scion dealerships for an undisclosed amount of money, according to the Read More

Kitchen Fire Damages NE Bend Home

BEND, OR — A Tuesday afternoon kitchen fire heavily damaged a NE Bend home.  Crews were called to NE Pacific Crest Dr. around 2:30 p.m.  They snuffed out the flames quickly, but not before $40,000 in damage was done to the kitchen and the items inside. Read More

Gas Prices Decrease Following Holiday

BEND, OR — Retail pump prices continue to drift lower following the Independence Day holiday, primarily due to lower crude oil costs as the situation stabilizes in Iraq.  AAA-Oregon said the national average for a gallon of gas decreased four cents this week to Read More

State Nears Goal Of Minority School Leaders

PORTLAND, OR — State officials say they are nearing their goal of hiring more minority school administrators by next year.  Two years ago, lawmakers set a goal to add 21 more black, Latino, Asian or Native American principals in the state’s more than 1,200 Read More