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So how is that idea of “sell in May and go away” working for you?  On the last day of trading for May the S&P 500 is up 2.2% for the month and 3.88% for the year.  Any up finish today will put us at a record close to end the month. (CNBC)

US personal income rose 0.3% in April and consumer spending fell 0.1%.  (Associated Press)

Precision Castparts, Titanium Metals Corp, will pay a record $13.75 million fine for unlawful manufacturing and disposal of hazardous materials.  This is the largest fine for a single facility in EPA history. (Portland Business Journal)

There may be a surge in winery sales as more owners are looking to cash in on skyrocketing vineyard prices according to a new bank study. Over 10% of Oregon’s 525 wineries say they will sell in the next five years. (Oregon Live)

Under the category of … … “why do medical costs keep rising” … … 2.1 billion people, one-third of the world population is obese or overweight.  That is a threefold increase since 1980. The US has 13% of all obese people, followed by China and India with 15% combined. (Bloomberg)

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