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Our government may seem currently dysfunctional, but we lead the world in creating millionaires.  A report shows 1.7 million of the 1.8 million new millionaires added to that rank in the last year came from the US.  The US now boost 13.2 million millionaires, 42% of the world’s total.  The American Dream is still alive. (Credit-Suisse Report)

The second-largest US oil company, Chevron, is warning third quarter earnings will be “significantly lower” due to a squeeze on refining margins. They project refining margins will continue to be under pressure. (Reuters)

The trend continues. Global PC shipments dropped like a rock, down 9%, year-over-year in the third quarter. That is the lowest shipment volume since 2008. Shipments have declined for the last 6 quarters. (Gartner)

US foreclosures are down 33% from a year ago as US lenders completed 48,000 actions in August.  Currently 1.9 million homes are at risk of foreclosure and already in the process.   About 5.3% of mortgages are 90 days or more delinquent, the lowest since December of 2008. (Corelogic)

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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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