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Bend, OR
Partly Cloudy 36°F
  • 87% humidity
  • Winds at 0 mph
Full Forecast

  • Night Work 8th and Greenwod in Bend.      8:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.
  • Overhead Aerial Utility work on Columbia from Commerce to Newport, may halt traffic between 7am and 6pm. Through March 10.
  • S.E. 15th Street CLOSED between Knott Road and Ferguson Road for utility work.
  • Reed Market Road Eastbound only between 3rd and 9th streets.
Business
  • Deflation Remains the Rule

    Durable goods orders climbed 2.8% in January, better than expected.  Consumer prices fell 0.7% in January with oil falling and food rising. (Commerce Department)

    Sears reported a narrower quarterly loss of $159 million as it slashed costs and will launch a planned property trust by June, raising at least $2 billion for the struggling U.S. retailer. Sales at comparable stores dropped 4.4%, with Sears showing a 7% decline and Kmart stores a 2% drop.  (Reuters)

    Kohl's reported a 10.5% rise in quarterly profits, helped by higher sales of apparel and accessories in the holiday shopping season. Net sales rose 4%. (Reuters)

    Shop local? China has dropped major global tech brands-including Apple, Cisco, and Intel from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands of local vendors. (Reuters)

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, raised its dividend 46% and announced $1 billion share buyback program. It forecast improved beer sales, particularly with the growth in emerging markets of higher priced premium brands such as Budweiser, 60%of which is now sold outside the United States. (Reuters)

    The S&P 500 is up 1 and the NASDAQ is up 4.  The MSCI International Index was up 0.10% yesterday.

    Oil is up 98 cents at $50.01 a barrel, after settling up 3.5% yesterday and snapping a five-day losing streak on improved views on global oil demand. (Reuters)
     

Sports

26-Feb   Thu       
27-Feb   Fri    Blazers vs OKCity    7:30 PM
28-Feb   Sat       
1-Mar     Sun  Ducks @ Stanford    3:30 PM
2-Mar     Mon       
3-Mar     Tue       
4-Mar     Wed Ducks MBB @ OSU  7:30 PM
5-Mar     Thu  Blazers vs Dallas    7:30 PM
6-Mar     Fri       
7-Mar     Sat  Blazers at Minnesota 7:00 PM

  • Blazers Snap Losing Skid

    (Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers' two-game losing skid is over, after last night's 111-95 win at home over San Antonio.  Wesley Matthews led all scorers with 31 points, and Damian Lillard added 18 for Portland.  LaMarcus Aldridge had eleven points and 13 rebounds.  The Blazers will host Oklahoma City tomorrow night.
     

  • Public Memorial For Kersey To Be Held Next Monday

    (Portland, OR)  --  Fans of former Portland Trail Blazers great Jerome Kersey will have the opportunity to pay their respects next week.  A public memorial has been scheduled for Monday, March 2nd at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Winning Way.  Kersey died last week at the age of 52 after a blood clot traveled from his leg to his left lung.  The memorial is scheduled to begin at four p.m., and doors will open at three.

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