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Inflation at the manufacturing level was down 0.1% in November.  Producer price inflation is running at 0.7% for the last 12 months. (Department of Commerce)

Home Depot, the nation’s largest home improvement retailer, expects they will meet their goal of a12% profit margin by the start of 2015, a year earlier than expected. (Bloomberg)

Medford based Lithia Motors, the nation’s ninth largest auto retailer as acquired its 94th dealership buying Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek California.  The company has made six acquisitions this year and sells 28 brands in 11 states.  Their sales will be about $4.3 billion in 2013. (Portland Business Journal)

Join us Saturday at 10 for Financial Focus Radio when we talk to former Lehman Brothers trader Larry McDonald.

Domestic oil production is at its highest level since October 1988.  Domestic production is up 18% over the last twelve months. Imported oil will dip to 28% of domestic demand the lowest since 1985 and down from a peak of 60% in 2005. (Bloomberg)
 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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:

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

 
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