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  • Senior Food Drive

    mealswheelsThe 2014 Senior Food Drive brought in more than 1000 pounds of food to support Meals On Wheels and low-income Seniors in Mason and Thurston County. The donations will provide two days worth of emergency food rations for over 225 home-bound Meals On Wheels clients and an additional 102 low-income seniors.… Read More +

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  • Thurston County To Swear In New Elected Officials

    thurstonc logoThurston County Auditor Mary Hall will swear in 11 new elected officials at a free public ceremony. Congressman Denny Heck will deliver the keynote address. The event takes place on Tuesday, December 30, 2PM - 3PM at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, located at South Puget Sound… Read More +

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  • Mariners Acquire Justin Ruggiano

    RuggianoRHP Matt Brazis sent to Cubs in trade. RHP Logan Bawcom designated for assignment.SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Matt Brazis. Ruggiano, 32, played 81 games with the Chicago Cubs last season, batting .281 (63x224) with 13 doubles, one triple, 6 home runs and 28 RBI. He missed extended time due to two trips to the disabled list, including season-ending left ankle surgery.

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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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