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Markets continue to be skittish on overseas news.  China reported their manufacturing sector slowed to a 6-month low in January, but was still showing expansion.  Later today we get lots of economic data. (CNBC)

Food giant Sysco posted a 4.1% increase in sales during the quarter but profits fell 5.3%. The company says business continues to be challenging in the casual dining sector of the economy. (Global Newswire)

The number two US mobile provider, AT&T, says they are cutting prices on large data plans in an attempt to regain ground on Verizon and T-Mobile. The company added 566,000 new net subscribers last quarter. (Reuters)

Jos. A Bank is reportedly in talks to buy retailer Eddie Bauer. In the meantime Men’s Warehouse has sweetened their offer to buy Banks, in a hostile takeover bid.  (Reuters)

The Chinese love luxury goods. BMW is introducing a limited Lunar Year of the Horse M-Class sedan.  The cars will sell for prices up to $458,000 per car.  Sales of BMW climbed 20% last year in China.  (Bloomberg)
 

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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.