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It is that special day when we remember those that protect our freedom, Veterans Day and thank you Vets.  Bond markets are closed today but equity markets are up and running for a full day of trading.

Oregon air cargo company, Evergreen Airlines, is reportedly getting ready to cease operations at the end of the month.  The company notified the state on Thursday they are laying off 131 employees.  The company has a large debt load of $280 million and sold their helicopter division this spring to help raise cash. (Yamhill Valley News-Register)

Changes in airline boarding procedures maybe in traveler’s futures. In attempts to save money airlines want to get you on the plane faster.  Boarding changes could include:

More clearly marked lanes for boarding order. Like Southwest Airlines. Early boarding for those without overhead luggage. Boarding in window, middle, isle order.
Fees that will allow you to board first. (CNBC)

Those buy backs are helping kick start the holiday buying season here in the US but who wants those used iPhones and iPads?  There is a booming secondary market for electronics in the developing parts of the world.  Leading the resale market is Texas-based eRecycling Group. (Wall Street Journal)
 

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  • North 3rd St >< Division and O.B. Riley Rd, single lane N-Bound (6/15-8/30)
  • South 3rd St >< Wilson and Reed Ln, single lane closures South Bound 5a-2p (8/30)
  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.
  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)
  • Butler Market East-bound lane closed E of 4th St. for sewer construction. (12/17)