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  • Construction Notices

    Romain Village Entrance/Exit on Hwy 97 is closed; permanently
    15th and Reed Mkt Rd intersection CLOSED with a detour through mid-November
    Murhpy Road CLOSED at Parrell Road and intermittent closures at Murphy & 3rd (9/1)
    US 26 in Warm Springs construction delays possible
    Flaggers, Lane closures SE 2nd >< Vine and Willow Streets, 7am-4pm (8/15)
    Flaggers, delays possible on US26 near near Dover Lane, just S. of Madras 7a-3p (11/1/14)
    US 97 between Pinebrook and the 3rd Street/Business 97 exit; bridge construction in the median and shoulders. 7am-4pm (11/1/14)

 

 

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  • Stocks Rise -- Oil, Gold Fall

    Equity markets continue to melt up.  The S&P 500 moved up for a third straight session yesterday. The S&P 500 flirted with a record Wednesday, but closed just short of the mark. (Fox Business News)

    New applications for unemployment claims fell 14,000 to 298,000.  New applications for unemployment are at their lowest levels as a percentage of the labor force since 1967. (Associated Press)

    A once iconic brand continues its slide into the abyss. Sears, also the owners of Kmart, reported its ninth straight quarterly loss.  The second quarter loss widened to $573 million and sales continued their decade-long fall down by 9.7%. (Reuters)

    Nobel Prize winner Lars Peter Hansen says uncertainty surrounding regulation is hindering U.S. economic growth. He says, "I think the uncertainty that institutions on what kind of regulatory environment there is going to be in the next few years is contributing to caution … … in a way that is going to be counterproductive. I think clarity in policy is really critical … ,". (CNBC)

    As the world continues awash in oil it is moving down 67 cents to $92.78 barrel. The U.S. is pumping the most oil in 27 years, adding more than 3 million barrels of daily supply since 2008. The U.S. imported 7.2 million barrels a day of crude in May, a 26% drop from the same month in 2008 when oil prices spiked. (Bloomberg)

Sports
  • Sounders, Earthquakes Battle To 1-1 Tie

    (Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Sounders are turning their attention to their Sunday match with the Portland Timbers, after fighting to a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.  Chad Barrett scored in the 43rd minute with an assist from Obafemi Martins.  The Earthquakes tallied the equalizer in the 65th minute, and the score remained that way to the end.  The Sounders and Timbers will play a Cascadia Cup match at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Providence Park in Portland.

  • Phillies Trip Mariners, 4-3

    (Philadelphia, PA)  --  The Seattle Mariners are now a game back of Detroit in the race for the second AL Wild Card berth, after dropping a 4-3 decision to Philadelphia.  Starting pitcher James Paxton got roughed up for four runs on seven hits over four innings.  Kendrys Morales had a solo home run in the second inning.  The Mariners have the day off, and will play a three-game series at Boston starting tomorrow.

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