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Small business felt a little better about the future in November according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses Optimism Index.  Hiring was up for the month but small business is still employing fewer workers than during the peak experienced in 2007. 

 

The price of raw sugar is in a 15 month slump as a supply glut grips the globe.  The oversupply may not end soon as the world’s three top producers, Brazil, India and Thailand, look to increase production 10% in 2014. The price of raw sugar has fallen for the last 10 trading sessions on the news. (Bloomberg)

 

Online shopping is up about 17.5% this holiday season compared to last year.  Mobile devices, pads and phones, made up 29% of all online shopping.  United Parcel Service picked up about 32 million packages on Cyber Monday, about a million more than last year.  (Associated Press)

 

That glass of orange juice you are drinking for breakfast may be getting more expensive.  The cold weather we have endured lately made its way to the orange growing regions of California.  It is harvest season and the cold may have damaged the remaining 80% of mandarin oranges and 75% of navel oranges that remain to be harvested. (Reuters)

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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