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  • Haven Lake Fire Update

    WildfireSunsetcropped UPDATE August 20, 2014: The Haven Lake fire has now been completely trailed with a combination of direct and indirect fire line. Fire behavior continues to be limited to smoldering with minimal fire spread. The fire was flown with a… Read More +

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  • Eastern WA Wildfires Down But Not Out

    fire eagleRecent rains stopped Eastern Washington wildfires from spreading. They may be down, but they're not out. In Kittitas County about 1,000 people continue to work at the Snag Canyon and South Cle Elum Ridge fires, which together burned more 21… Read More +

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  • Mariners Top Phillies 5-2

    marinerslogo7Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs. The Mariners have won 11 of their last 14. Iwakuma (12-6) was masterful while allowing four hits and no walks.

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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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