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|Salem-News.com (July 07,2020 13:16)
Gas Prices Stay Fairly Steady in all 50 StatesSalem-News.com Business
For the week, the national average remains at $2.18 a gallon. The Oregon average adds two cents to $2.61.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Drivers who hit the road for Independence Day found pump prices were about 60 cents a gallon cheaper than last year. The national average was the cheapest for the holiday since 2004 and the Oregon average was at its cheapest since 2016.Read Full Article
A few states also saw prices jump due to fuel tax increases on July 1. This includes California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and Maryland.
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Salem-News.com (July 01,2020 18:05)
Dairy Supply Chains Will Need to Adjust as Consumer Behavior ChangesSalem-News.com Business
Forecasts suggest that the U.S. could lose up to 25% of its restaurants.
(DENVER, Colo./GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -As consumers heeded the stay-at-home advisories, they increased purchases of products that in recent years had fallen out of favor. Read Full Article
Processed cheese sales increased by nearly 20% during the eight weeks ending May 31. White milk sales gained more than 10% during the same period. Cereal is also doing well with sales up almost 15%.
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Salem-News.com (June 30,2020 13:57)
Hey Congress, Move the MoneyDavid Swanson special to Salem-News.com
No other nation spends even half what the United States does on militarism.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -If we want local and state governments that provide experts in de-escalating conflict, professionals to assist those with drug addictions or mental illness, and skilled experts at handling traffic or responding to various sorts of emergencies, the funding is easily and logically found. Read Full Article
It’s sitting in the oversized budgets for armed policing and incarceration.
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Salem-News.com (June 28,2020 14:29)
Fighting the Pandemic and Reopening the Economy Ralph E. Stone, Salem-News.com Commentary
The U.S. is still doing battle with the first wave of the pandemic.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -Few would disagree that the collapse of the U.S. economy into a recession was mainly caused by the coronavirus pandemic and worsened by the inept leadership at the federal level. Read Full Article
It would seem to follow that the priority should be to contain the causative virus and reduce the deaths associated with it as quickly as possible before reopening the economy.
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Salem-News.com (June 21,2020 12:55)
Who Will Go to Prison Next: Purdue Pharma? The Sackler Family?Marianne Skolek-Perez Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter
Insys Therapeutics founder, John Kapoor is serving a prison term -- why not Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family?
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -Tuesday evening, June 23, PBS Frontline will air an hour episode on the sordid crime spree by Insys Therapeutics, maker of Subsys (fentanyl), resulting in a brave attorney representing a family in the death of their young daughter because she was prescribed Subsys for non-cancer treatment. Read Full Article
Damning evidence was uncovered which helped lead to convictions and prison sentences of executives of the disgraced pharmaceutical company.
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Salem-News.com (June 19,2020 13:21)
Withdrawal of Las Vegas Sands a Major Setback for Japan`s Casino EffortsSalem-News.com
Las Vegas Sands recently withdrew from building a major casino resort in Japan. This withdrawal has been a substantial hit to the efforts of Japan's investments in casino gambling.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Economic development is one of the significant aims of Japan today. Projects that enlarge the net exports and imports of a given nation are considered vital signs of economic growth and development. Read Full Article0
Therefore, as an integrated casino resort was to be put up in the country, this should have contributed to economic growth and development in Japan.
Salem-News.com (June 16,2020 20:18)
Top Challenges Restaurants Face TodaySalem-News.com Business
Stand out from your competitors by being a vigilant problem solver.
(SALEM, Ore.) -The food industry is one of the businesses with high-risks prepositions. It requires a lot of capital, it faces a lot of competition, and the diners’ choice may be beyond overwhelming. Read Full Article0
That’s why research shows that about 60% of restaurants fail within the first year of operation, while 80% of them fail within the first five years of operation.
Salem-News.com (June 15,2020 02:31)
A Recession, Protests and a Pandemic: Trying to Reconcile the Irreconcilable Ralph E. Stone, Salem-News.com Commentary
The University of Washington model projects 145,000 deaths from COVID-19 by August 2020.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -On May 8, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom started reopening the California economy. On May 25, after the Memorial Day weekend, California had its highest one-day total of 2,565 new positive COVID-19 cases. Read Full Article0
There were similar spikes in many other states due to re-openings and the disregard of social distancing and wearing of masks over the long holiday weekend.
Salem-News.com (June 05,2020 14:48)
Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Grasp of StatisticsSalem-News.com Business
The ability to rapidly identify needs and implement solutions is essential for any business.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Data and statistics have never been more important for businesses. Virtually every business generates data to some extent, but many are still failing to properly leverage the power that it offers. Read Full Article0
Using data the right way offers enormous benefits to businesses and gives them a significant edge over their competitors.