Staples to Acquire Office Depot

CNN — Staples announced Wednesday it intends to buy rival Office Depot in a $6.3 billion deal, betting that the key to higher profits is operating on an even larger scale. That’s the same calculation Office Depot made not long ago, when it bought OfficeMax. “Office Depot will make Staples bigger, and most importantly, we … Continue reading »

Local Grocery Stores Part of Sell Off

ASHLAND, Ore. — Several local Safeway and Albertsons locations are about to go through a sell off, and name change. In order to obtain permission from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to allow the companies to merge, the two chains have agreed to sell 168 stores to several buyers – including 20 Oregon locations – … Continue reading »

No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire will continue to operate with a separate administrative body than Jackson County Fire District 3. In a study session today, the Medford City Council took an in-depth look at months worth of research. Originally, city leaders thought it might save money for the agencies to function as one body with … Continue reading »

Officials Review Report on Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two fire departments, two service areas and one possibility of merging the two. “When you call 9-1-1, what you care about is that someone responds quickly, who is well equipped, well trained and able to take care of your problem,” said Vice President of the board for Fire District 3, Colin Fagan. … Continue reading »