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Stocks rose yesterday for the first time in four days as the S&P 500 is, barely, back into positive territory for the year. Alcoa officially kicked off earnings season last night posting a bigger than expected profit as global aluminum demand grew by 7% last year. (Associated Press)

In a sign the American manufacturing renaissance continues, BWM will soon make a decision where to put their second North American factory to build their 3-series sedan and the US is still in the running.  This comes as they are investing $1 billion to expand their current South Carolina factory. (Bloomberg)

Ford, the only domestic auto manufacturer not to be bailed out with your tax dollars, says sales in China grew 28% over the last year.  Ford sold 271,321 cars during the first quarter in the country up 45% from last year.  The Ford Focus is the best-selling car in China. (Reuters)

Under the category hard work pays off.  Affluent Americans expect to delay retirement to age 68 according to a new report. The average age when people stop working overall is 60 years.  (Investor Retirement Income Trends)
 

 

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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