Cary, N.C.

Seattle -- REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) announced that it will open its first location in Ohio next fall at Rockwood Commons in Cincinnati. The one-story location will occupy 22,000 sq. ft. and will serve more than 5,000 active REI members as well as other outdoor enthusiasts in the community. The company also announced that it will open a store in Medford, Ore. The 23,500-sq.-ft., one-story location will open next fall in Alba Village and help outfit approximately 7,300 local active members and other adventurers. Both the Cincinnati and Medford stores will house bike, ski and snowboard shop services for

Dillard’s will pay $50,000 and provide additional and unspecified relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s complaint alleges that Dillard’s fired 61-year-old Virginia Keene from her job as an area sales manager with the company’s Cary, N.C., store and replaced her with a 24-year-old employee with only four months of experience in the same position.

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