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Government unemployment figures show 146,000 jobs were added in November, but the Wall Street Journal notes plenty of people gave up looking for jobs, contributing to a decline in the jobless rate.

Lithia Motors joins other companies in distributing fourth-quarter dividends before higher tax rates come into play in 2013.

Tony Boom reports on electric motorcycle maker Brammo Inc. winning approval of a conditional use permit so it can begin remodeling the former Walmart on Valley View Road into a manufacturing site for its Empulse models. Brammo investor Polaris Industries has acquired Idaho technical riding gear company Teton Outfitters.

Transport Topics reports Intermodal freight traffic took a hit during the last week of November due to the Los Angeles and Long Beach dock strikes.

Google’s free small business app is going away, writes Amir Efrati in the Wall Street Journal.

Blogger David Moth of Econsultancy says when web sites get slow, shoppers simply click elsewhere to do their buying.

The Financial Times details the back country skiing boom in Wyoming.

Temporary closure of mining operation idles 45 workers in Coos Bay. Here is a report in The World.

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