Economy Adds More Jobs, Wages Stagnant

NEW YORK (CNN) – Employers added 321,000 jobs in November, making 2014 the strongest year for job growth since last century. According to a federal report released Friday, the national unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent. That’s down from 7 percent this time last year, and makes 2014 the best year for growth since … Continue reading »

Cyber Monday Bring in Billions

CNN – Cyber Monday reached another milestone as Americans holiday-shop online. According to comscore.com, spending jumped 17 percent to more than $2 billion nationwide, making it the biggest online shopping day ever, and the first to pass the $2 billion mark. In total, online shoppers have spent $26.7 billion so far this holiday season. That … Continue reading »

Magazine Prints False Kirk Douglas Obit

CNN – If you read a report about the death of Kirk Douglas – don’t believe it. The veteran actor’s obituary was mistakenly posted on People Magazine’s web site on September 29th, but it is not clear when it was originally published. The obit was removed after it began circulating on social media.  

Gas Prices Expected to Fall

(CNN) – The best Black Friday deal of 2014 may be at the gas station. According to AAA, the average price in the U.S. for a gallon of regular gas fell to $2.79 on Friday. Analysts predict prices will continue to fall and could get as low as $2.50 a gallon. Cheaper gas may be … Continue reading »

Oregon Sees Best Job Growth in Decades

SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon added 9,900 jobs in October, marking the largest monthly increase in nearly 20 years. According to the Employment Department, the last time Oregon’s economy added this many jobs was in August 1995 when 10,400 were added. Manufacturing, health care, and professional and business services are allĀ identified asĀ strengthening markets. … Continue reading »

Hackers Target U.S. Power Grid

CNN – A new report finds the United States’ energy grid is a popular target for hackers. A division of the Department of Homeland Security investigated 79 hacking attempts in fiscal year 2014. There were 145 incidents the year before. Energy companies have cybersecurity teams that work to keep hackers out. So far, hackers have … Continue reading »

2014 Emmy Nominees

(CNN) — “Game of Thrones” is the most nominated TV show of the 2014 prime-time Emmy awards. The HBO series snapped up 19 nods Thursday morning. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was also nominated for outstanding drama, along with star Bryan Cranston for lead actor, as the series came to an end. Newcomers include: “True Detective”, “Orange … Continue reading »

Fireworks Restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Legal firework sales will continue through July 6th, but where and when you can set them off depends on where you live. No fireworks can be set off in Ashland at all. The lone exception is the display that will take place on the Southern Oregon University athletic field. In Grants Pass, … Continue reading »