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  • Construction notices

    On US97 between Pinebrook and Ponderosa, there will bridge and road construction in the median and shoulders during the daytime with single lane closures and possible heavy congestion on US97. Earthwork on 3rd Street south of Pinebrook Blvd. Road work on Murphy Road from Parrell Road to 3rd.
    Reed Market Road will be reduced to one lane EASTBOUND ONLY for the duration of the Project...West Bound Lane will be detoured from 9th Street to 3rd Street  (8/31/15)
    NIGHTWORK: Prineville grade - Shoulder work and striping operations on US26 and OR126, Sunday through Thursday, from 7 PM to 6 AM. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot cars.
    Construction on US97 S. of Madras between Cherry and Hilltop. Delays possible. 7am - 5pm (> 11/1)
    Hwy 97 >< Bend and Redmond; Striping work possible, Sunday through Thursday nights, 7 PM to 7 AM, with single lane closure with no delays expected.
    3rd Street & Huntington Rd in LaPine, delays up to 20 minutes 7am-7pm (>10/30)
    Flaggers, utility work Lower Village Road just North of Silver Buckle, 7am-4pm (10/16-23)
    Flaggers, utility work, NW 5th near Saginaw 7a.m. - 4 p.m. (10/20)
    Construction, Alderwood Circle at Reed Mkt, closed with a detour 8:30 a.m.- 4 pm (10/22)
    NIGHTWORK (WX permitting) 3rd and Franklin, one lane each direction, 7 p.m. - 5 a.m. (10/21)



  • Business News

    Goldman Sachs turned in significantly better third-quarter results than expected, thanks to a long-awaited improvement in trading conditions for Wall Street banks.

    Goldman’s profits rose to $2.24 billion, up 47% from the third quarter of 2013. The bank’s total sales rose 25%, to $8.39 billion. (Reuters)

    Mattel Inc's revenue fell for the fourth straight quarter as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further, increasing pressure on the toymaker as it heads into the holiday shopping season. Barbie made her debut in 1959, but the doll has fallen out of favor with fickle-minded young girls, who are reaching for electronic toys such as tablets. In 2009, Barbie held more than a quarter of the market share in the dolls & accessories category in the United States, but that fell to 19.6% in 2013.  (Fox Business News)

    There is a downside to lower oil prices we will pay for later.  The global crash in crude prices is reverberating through the oil and gas industry, pressuring producers to curtail investment to protect profits and avoid cuts to dividend payments.  Projects in the Canadian oil sands, offshore fields in Norway and drilling-intensive U.S. shale deposits are among the most vulnerable as oil prices come perilously close to production costs. The world’s largest oil companies have rarely spent so much for so little reward. (Bloomberg)

    Just how bad a job have we been doing saving for retirement? A majority of U.S. seniors would be poor if Social Security were excluded from their incomes, according to a report on poverty released by the Census Bureau on Thursday.  If the Census were to exclude Social Security benefits from income, the poverty rate for American seniors would jump from 14.6% to a whopping 52.6%—roughly 23.4 million people. The nation’s overall poverty rate would rise to 24.1% from 15.5%. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Ducks Rise In Coaches Poll

    The Oregon Ducks are ranked higher in this week's college football Coaches Poll, following Saturday night's 45-20 win over Washington.  The Ducks have risen from ninth to seventh as they prepare for a Friday night battle with Cal in Santa Clara.  Mississippi State remains Number One, followed by Florida State, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Michigan State.  Arizona State is 14th this week, with Arizona ranked 15th, Utah 19th, and USC at Number 21.

  • Seahawks' Rally Falls Short Against Rams

    (St. Louis, MO)  --  The Seattle Seahawks will turn their attention to Carolina after losing to the St. Louis Rams, 28-26.  Seattle fought back from a 21-6 halftime deficit to pull to within two points in the fourth quarter of yesterday's game, but a successful fake punt enabled the Rams to continue the game's final drive and end the Seahawks' rally.  Russell Wilson passed for two touchdowns, and became the first player in NFL history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game.  The Seahawks will play the Carolina Panthers on the road next Sunday.

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