Harry & David’s comeback was award winning

This has been out there for while, and may be old news to some. Still, I think this is worth putting on the record here in the Rogue Valley.
Harry & David’s comeback from Chapter 11 reorganization created angst for employees and anger for creditors here in Medford.
Ultimately, a team led by Kay Hong put the pieces back together and Harry & David is once again thriving.
Here is a link to the Turnaround Management Association announcement of Harry & David being the large company turnaround of the year for 2012.

U.S Bank today reported record $5.6 billion earnings in 2012, a 15.9% increase.

Central Point-based TRN is expanding its horizons to comedy.
Talk Radio Network, widely-known for its syndicated politics offerings has taken on another genre — comedy. TRN has enlisted comedian Louie Anderson to host “Making America Laugh” for an off-beat look at the news. TRN is also launching several sports-focused shows.

Fred Meyer plans to add another fueling station in the Coos Bay area.

Western Consumer Price Index data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today shows prices rose in most major metros during 2012, but retreated a bit in December.

Bank America is ready to jump back into mortgage fray, The Wall Street Journal details the move.

IRS says it will offer simplified home office deduction in 2013 tax year.

Dexter Station project in Seattle points to renewed demand for downtown office and commercial complexes.

Freddie Mac said consumer confidence remained sturdy, buoyed by increasing employment and the improving housing market, in its January outlook.

This news from Bloomberg about OPEC’s latest move isn’t what consumers really want to see.

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