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Salem-News.com (July 30,2014 08:18)

Salem, Oregon Gas Prices Continue to Fall

The top five most expensive states are Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Salem Oregon Gas Prices While the national average for regular unleaded dipped a nickel this week to $3.52, Oregon’s average slipped one-and-a-half cents to $3.93.

In the Salem-Keizer area, the average price fell one cent to $3.90, while in the Portland-Vancouver area dropped two cents to $3.92 a gallon.

Down south, the average price in Eugene fell 3 cents to $3.90 a gallon, and in the Medford-Ashland area prices dropped a penny to $3.95.

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Salem-News.com (July 29,2014 14:27)

Oregon State Fair Needs 300 to 400 Workers

Some positions may have shifts before and after the 11-day fair.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Oregon State FairWhat better way to experience the Oregon State Fair than as an employee.

Job seekers ages 16 and older are encouraged to apply now for openings in admissions, food stands, parking and more. A recruitment event is set for 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, in the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE.

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Salem-News.com (July 24,2014 11:35)

Portland Police Issue Warning of Scam Involving Grandparents

The typical scam involves a frantic call from a "grandchild" in trouble, or someone saying the grandchild is in trouble with the law.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) -Scam Alert The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind Portland area residents, especially seniors, that a common scam known as the "Grandparent Scam" remains active in the community.

The "Grandparent Scam" has been around for many years and is just one variation of the impostor scams that dupe people into losing thousands of dollars.

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Salem-News.com (July 23,2014 09:30)

Department of Transportation to Establish New Rules to Ensure Safety of Oil Rail Tankers

The proposed new regulations would extend those precautions to all trains carrying 20 or more tank carloads of either crude or ethanol.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -Oil Rail TankersAfter months of pressure by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, other legislators, and advocates around the country, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced Wednesday that the Department of Transportation will take steps to establish new regulations to improve the safe transportation of crude oil by rail.

Since the release of an emergency order by DOT in May setting transportation safety standards of Bakken crude by rail, Senator Merkley has called for better notification to state and local first responders of not only Bakken crude, but all flammable substances being transported by rail.

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Salem-News.com (July 23,2014 07:42)

Salem, Willamette Valley Gas Prices Continue to Fall

The top five most expensive states are Hawaii, Alaska, California, Washington and Oregon.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) -Salem Oregon Gas Prices Oregon is one of 42 states and Washington D.C. where gas prices have fallen in the last month.

In Salem over the past week, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell 3 cents to $3.91.

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Salem-News.com (July 22,2014 07:25)

US Gas Prices Continue to Fall Despite Worldwide Conflicts

Oregon still has the 5th highest average price at $3.95 a gallon.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -Gas Prices The national average price of gas has fallen for 24 consecutive days due to abundant refinery production, even as geopolitical tensions gain global attention.

Tuesday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.57 per gallon, which is the lowest price since April 4.

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Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 14:05)

Oregon AG Files Lawsuit Against Makers of 5-Hour Energy Drinks

The lawsuit alleges that the companies repeatedly violated the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act by making deceptive and misleading claims about their 5-hour ENERGY products.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -5 Hour Energy DrinksOregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Thursday, filed a lawsuit against Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures, the makers of the energy drink 5-Hour ENERGY.

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Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 09:30)

Microsoft E-Mails Employees About Massive Layoffs

We will offer severance to all employees impacted by these changes, as well as job transition help in many locations, and everyone can expect to be treated with the respect they deserve for their contributions to this company.

(REDMOND, Wash. ) -Microsoft LogoMicrosoft on Thursday announced a restructuring plan to simplify its organization and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company’s overall strategy.

These steps will result in the elimination of up to 18,000 positions over the next year.

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Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 07:29)

Oregon`s Timber Harvest Climbs for 4th Straight Year

Timber harvest increases can be attributed to a strong export market for Oregon logs in 2013, coupled with a domestic market recovery, particularly in housing.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Oregon Timber In 2013, Oregon's timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009.

"This was the first harvest above four billion board feet in seven years," said ODF principal economist Brandon Kaetzel, "and represents a 12 percent increase over the 2012 harvest of 3.75 billion board feet."

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