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Business Briefcase published Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 Print E-mail
October 24, 2009 05:00 am

Who brought the bears to downtown Brookings for the BruinFest? Give the credit to John White of Evergreen Federal Bank’s Brookings branch. Find the bear with the “I love Brookings” message and you can enter at any of more than 60 participating merchants to win $1,000 in the downtown shopping sweepstakes.

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There’s a new flavor for the Wild Rivers Coast. The official release of Silver Hilton Vodka by the new Superfly Distilling Co. of Brookings is at 9 p.m. tonight at One Love’s Eclectic Cuisine, 623 Memory Lane.

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Three professionals have created an association – Professional Estate Center – to combine their specialities. Members of the group are attorneys Patrick R. Foley and Gary M. Georgeff, and accountant Donald L. Scanlon. Contact them at 541-412-7829.

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It’s for the birds: There’s a free winter wild bird feeding seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at A Wild Bird & Backyard General Store, 1109 Chetco Ave.

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Three firms have combined their efforts under one company flag: Eagle Two Incorporated. The principals are Leroy Blodgett of the former Eagle Two Development, Jim Relaford of PRN Data Services, and Tom Bouley of Crystal Clear Computers. Contact them for property development or data services at 541-469-5902.

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Say hello to three new medical professionals in Del Norte County: Dr. Elie Hobeika, OB/GYN, and Dr. Carla Nelson, pediatrician, both at Sutter Coast Community Clinic, and Dr. Chris Holland, internist, at Open Door Community Health.

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New Hospitality 101 classes focus on holiday season themes – culinary arts, increasing tips and holiday retailing. Details and registration are at www.hospitality101.biz.

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  • Apple shares reach 2014 highs, Asian stocks lag
    Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed only a mumbled cheer on the news. South Korea's Samsung Electronics did gain 0.6 percent but the main KOSPI index dipped a fraction. Markets were mixed across the region with Japan's Nikkei off 0.6 percent but Singapore up 0.5 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged ahead by 0.1 percent.
  • Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split
    Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors. Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had famously called on the iPhone maker to boost its buyback program, tweeted his approval of the move on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Apple reported sales of 43.7 million iPhones in the quarter ended March, far outpacing the roughly 38 million that Wall Street had predicted. But whether Apple can again produce a revolutionary new product remains the central question in investors' and Silicon Valley executives' minds.
  • Buffett: moving oil by rail safely major industry concern
    Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely. He added that the delay in the construction of the Keystone pipeline was unlikely to prompt additional purchases of tank cars at Berkshire railroad unit BNSF. Buffett also said, in an interview with CNBC the same day, that he thinks Coca-Cola's equity compensation plan was excessive, but that Berkshire Hathaway abstained in a shareholders vote. Earlier on Wednesday, Coca-Cola said 83 percent of shareholders approved the plan.

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