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  • Construction notices

    Lane closures w/flaggers, on Purcell from Twin Knolls Dr. to HWY 20 7am-3:30pm (9/3)
    Lane closures and flaggers, Portland St. Lane  7am-4pm (9/2-4)
    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 (9/15)
    US 26 in Warm Springs construction delays possible
    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)



  • Oil Continues Decline

    A new survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found 1 in 5 people could not make ends meet without the use of credit. Another 22% of respondents said they would have to make significant lifestyle changes if asked to live on cash only. “Many people have built a lifestyle their income won't support and rely on credit to supplement their income," said Gail Cunningham, spokeswoman for the NFCC, in an email. "This is a recipe for disaster, as the party has to end at some point, and when that day comes, it will arrive in the form of an unmanageable debt load." (

    The world’s largest bond mutual fund, Pimco Total Return Fund suffered its 16th month of outflows.  Investors pulled $3.9 billion from the fund in August, which brings the Total Return Fund's net cash withdrawals to almost $70 billion since May 2013.  The run on the fund has come as returns have suffered.   Outflows can bring even more poor performance to those investors who remain. (Reuters)

    US regulators have issued rules for banks to hold enough easy-to-sell assets to keep them afloat during a financial crisis. The Federal Reserve says big banks will need to hold a total of about $2.5 trillion in highly liquid assets by 2017.  Currently banks hold about $100 billion short of that. (Associated Press)

    Around 1577 Expatriate Americans have renounced their US citizenship during the first half of the year, a record pace, a lot of them because of increasingly onerous tax-filing requirements. The majority of expats are based in Europe, but growing numbers live in the Asian financial hubs of Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. Around 6.32 million Americans (excluding military) live abroad. (CNBC)

  • Seahawks Suffer First Loss Of Season

    (San Diego, CA)  --  The Seahawks are beginning preparations for a rematch with the Denver Broncos after losing in San Diego, 30-21.  The Chargers' Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches on the day as Seattle dropped to one-and-one on the year.  Russell Wilson was 17-of-25 for 202 yards and two touchdowns, but the Seahawks' defense was on the field for 42 of the game's 60 minutes.  The Seahawks will host the Broncos next Sunday, with kickoff set for 1:25 p.m.

  • Ducks Move Up A Notch In Coaches Poll

    The Oregon Ducks are up a notch in the weekly college football Coaches Poll, following their 48-14 win at home over Wyoming.  The Ducks moved past Oklahoma to take the Number Three slot.  Florida State and Alabama remain at One and Two, respectively, while Auburn rounds out the Top Five.  Other PAC-12 teams in the Top 25 are UCLA at Number Ten, Arizona State at 13, Stanford at 15, and USC, which dropped from 10th to 21st.

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