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  • Labor Day 2014

    labordayLabor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength,… Read More +

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  • Drones Banned At Olympic National Park

    drone policeOlympic National Park officials have banned the use of drones within park boundaries. The ban was approved by Superintendent M. Sarah Creachbaum last week, following a directive from the National Parks Service that ordered superintendents in its 401 parks to… Read More +

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  • Mariners Lose To Athletics 6-1

    mariners 8The fired-up Oakland Athletics came out swinging, and Chris Young's day was short-lived. Newcomer Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer as Oakland jumped to a five-run lead in the first, and Young failed to make it out of the inning as Seattle lost 6-1 to the Athletics on Monday. "I wasn't sharp. My stuff wasn't good, it was flat," Young said. "They came out super-aggressive, you could see it.

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Favorable Earnings Reports Give Stocks a Boost

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_caeb521189.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A batch of positive corporate earnings reports pushed the markets higher Thursday. The Dow closed up 96 points at 15,509.21. The Nasdaq added 22 points to finish at 3,928.96. The S&P 500 completed the session up six points at 1,752.07. This week is a busy one for corporate earnings, with about a third of the companies in the S&P 500 index reporting results.

Among the biggest to do so Thursday were Ford, Microsoft and Amazon, all beating earnings expectations.
 
The number of people filing for unemployment dropped last week by 12,000, although the less volatile four-week average jumped by almost as much.
 
Twitter has set its IPO price. The microblogging site Thursday proposed $17 to $20 a share when it goes public, likely next month.  It hopes to sell at least 70,000 shares.
 
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