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Today the political theater will be thick as Janet Yellen goes before the Senate Banking Committee in her quest to become the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  The hearing could move markets like yesterday when stocks rallied after Yellen’s testimony for today was released indicating easy money may not be going away soon. (Fox Business News)

New applications for unemployment came in at 339,000 last week. That is down 2000 from last week. (Reuters)

Productivity in this country was up 1.9% last month.  This number shows US businesses continue to find ways to do more with less. (Bloomberg)

Wal-Mart posted profits 5.5% higher than last year but same store sales fell 0.3%.  Wal-Mart says their customers continue to be challenged in this economic environment and that is impacting sales. (Reuters)

Retailer Kohl’s shares are down sharply as they reported a profits decline of 11% from last year on revenue that was essentially flat. Same store sales declined 1.6%. (Reuters)

Oregon chipmaker Triquint Semiconductor is offering buyouts to employees as they work to reduce their Hillsboro factory workforce. The company has added too much capacity over the last year and is looking to match capacity with orders. (Oregon Live)


Traffic & Weather




  • 27th Street Bear Creek Road and Forum Dr. down to a single lane 6a – 10p Signal light at 27th and Forum will be disabled and only right turns off 27th will be allowed.


  • Road closures along Roosevelt Ave >< Silver Lake Blvd -Chamberlain St. 7a-5p (9/6-11/20)


  • Lane closures and detours Mt. WA Dr at Shevlin Park Road North to Regency (7/11-11/30)
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