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At 11am we get the Federal Reserve meeting minutes from their January get together.  This could move markets. (CNBC)
 
New housing starts for last month fell 16%.  Can you say weather?  (Bloomberg)

Inflation at the manufacturing level, also known as PPI, was up 0.2%, last month.  A little hotter than expected.   (Fox Business News)

Mortgage applications, both refinancing and new purchase, fell 4.1% last week.  Loans for an original home purchase fell 6.3% to its lowest level since September 2011. (Mortgage Bankers Association)

Renewable energy mandates come at a cost. Portland General Electric is asking for a 4.6% rate increase to cover the cost of its new $500 million wind farm.  This comes on top of the 7% rate increase that kicked in the first of the year (Associated Press)

Nike is raising its dividend by 14% to 24 cents a share.  The company has plenty of cash to cover the increase with $5.1 billion in the bank.  The new dividend will mean a $214 million payout to shareholders. (Market Wired)
 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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