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Douglas County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 6.8 percent in July to 7 percent in August, less than a percentage point below the August 2015 rate of 7.7 percent. Meanwhile, the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent and the national rate was 4.9 pe…

  • DAVID LITTLEJOHN For The News-Review
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Why is it some days good economic data makes the stock market go up, while other days good economic data makes the stock market go down? There seems to be confusion over whether good news is good or not.

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WINSTON — Oregon Door, a Douglas County company that manufactures custom flush wood and fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) doors, has grown since its inception in 1986 to distribute its products across the West Coast and beyond.

  • ALAN EDWARDS Social SecurityThere are a number of people who choose to live their retirement years in places outside of the United States.
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Perhaps retirement in Thailand or Portugal is in your plans. Maybe you plan to split your year between Central Europe and Central Asia. In many cases, it’s still possible to receive your retirement benefits while living abroad. Our website can help you navigate your benefit eligibility while…

  • BRUCE COALWELL Legally SpeakingI am contacted frequently by people who have moved into our area from other states and wish to have me look over their estate planning documents to make sure they comply with Oregon law. We call it getting “Oregonized.”
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Wills, trusts and other documents from other states usually remain valid after moving here to Oregon. However, it is a good idea for people to have their documents checked. There are some differences in the way things are done in other states. Other states’ tax laws differ significantly from…

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DILLARD — Wood products giant Roseburg Forest Products and a union representing almost 2,000 of its workers continued to hammer out a new contract Wednesday, prompting more than 30 workers to demonstrate outside its Dillard mill.

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I found it very interesting that the concept and implementation of franchising started in Europe and has been around for centuries. “The word comes from the Anglo-French, meaning freedom, liberty, to free.” Issac M. Singer (1811-1875) is given credit for starting modern franchising in the U.…