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US Stocks had their best week since February last week, and also closed at an all-time-high.


A massive, bipartisan infrastructure deal appeared to be revitalized yesterday after President Joe Biden clarified that he doesn’t plan to veto the legislation if it comes without a separate reconciliation bill favored by Democrats.  The President and a bipartisan group of senators, declared that the group had reached a multibillion-dollar deal to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, waterways and broadband after weeks of negotiation.  Democrats have been pushing for a second bill that would include funding for issues like climate change, child care, health care and education.


Oregon’s lowest-paid workers will be earning more beginning July 1 — as much as $14 an hour for some.  It’s the sixth of seven increases the Oregon  Legislature mandated in 2016, which have steadily raised the state’s hourly minimum from $9.25. Oregon will have one of the highest minimum wages in the nation when the new rates kick in July 1, but the rate varies considerably depending on where you work




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