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  • Hundreds Expected At Olympia Oil Train Hearing

    OIl-Train-1Environmentalists planned to pack the Thursday night public hearing in Olympia on the safety of oil train shipments through Washington. The Washington Environmental Council told The Olympian more than 600 people indicated they planned to attend. About 200 people attended a… Read More +

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  • Seattle Trades Away Smoak

    smoak3312014Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that first baseman Justin Smoak was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners Major League, 40-man roster is now at 39 players. Smoak, who turns 28 on Dec. 5, appeared in 496 games for the Mariners after joining the club on July 9, 2010.

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Gap Between Interest Rates and Savings Rates Widens

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_178a8b15b1.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The cost of a 30-year fixed rate home loan has jumped from 3.5 percent in February to about 4.7 percent in the past three months.  But the gap between the rate banks charge borrowers and what savers get is growing. "While it has become more expensive to borrow money, when it comes to actually growing wealth there's still no opportunity there in terms of interest rates offered," says Casey Bond of gobankingrates.com.

People who rely on bank savings accounts are getting virtually no return.

"Right now the average interest rate on say a savings account in the U.S. is 0.11 percent," says Bond.  

That's well below the rate of inflation.

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