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If Congress can't reach agreement and the debt ceiling isn't increased, the U.S. could default on its loans, and that would cause interest rates to go up. Ryan Deckert, President of the Oregon Business Association, says that uncertainty would cause consumers to stop spending and companies would stop hiring. The gains from the economic recovery would be lost and Deckert says there's a good chance the economy would fall back into recession. 

 

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)