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  • County Announces L&A Test On Ballot Machines


    your vote countsThe Elections Division of the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will conduct a Logic and Accuracy test on its ballot tabulation machines on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for the 2015 Special Election. A Logic and Accuracy test, or “L&A,” is a collection of… Read More +

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  • Thirst For Craft Beer Fuels Large Crop Of Hops

    hopsA thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years. A new report from the Hop Growers of America also shows a 10 percent increase in acres harvested between 2013 and 2014. The Herald-Republic says the Yakima Valley produces about 77… Read More +

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  • Thousands Of Fans See Seahawks Off To Super Bowl

    hawksparadeThousands of chanting Seahawks fans turned out Sunday morning to see the Seahawks off to the Super Bowl. The team's buses rolled past the crowds of blue and green along a mile-long stretch of South 188th Street in SeaTac as the players headed for the airport. Players including star cornerback Richard Sherman high-fived fans outside the Delta hangar or posed for pictures with airline employees.

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Fed Sparks Broad Losses on Wall Street

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_a9a1cad704.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When the head of the Federal Reserve speaks, the markets listen. Stocks tanked on what they heard from the Central Bank this time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 190 points Monday, after trading down by more than 200 points. The blue chips index finished the session at 15,738.79. The Nasdaq Composite gave up 47 points to close at 4,051.43. The S&P 500 lost 18 points for the session, ending at 1,774.20.

The Central Bank has decided to continue to taper its economic stimulus programs by an additional $10 billion dollars as the economy continues to improve.  The bond-buying had helped push stocks to record levels last year.

It was Ben Bernanke's last official act as Fed chairman.  Janet Yellen will take over as chairwoman on Saturday.

Shares of Facebook are up close to 7 percent in after-hours trading after reporting better-than-expected earnings.
 
In 2013, the social network earned $7.87 billion, an increase of 55 percent year-over-year. Net income for the year was $1.50 billion. The company reported that for December 2013, an average of 757 million daily active users (DAUs) logged on to Facebook, an increase of 22 percent year-over-year. Mobile DAUs were 556 million on average for December 2013, an increase of 49 percent year-over-year. Mobile MAUs were 945 million as of December 31, 2013, an increase of 39 percent year-over-year.

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