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  • 2015 Budget Presentation, YES or NO

    MC logo moneyThe Mason County preliminary 2015 Budget has been distributed. Now comes the hard work, getting the forecasted $33,647,430 in county current expense spending closer to the expected (forecasted) revenues of $26,642,576, allotted to pay for the 2015 current expenses… Read More +

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  • UW Criticizes Med School Study

    asklepianEDITThe University of Washington is criticizing a deeply flawed study released last week that supports the creation of a new medical school in Spokane by rival Washington State University. A press release from the Seattle university on Monday says the study… Read More +

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  • San Diego Over Hawks

    seahawks blueAntonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday. Gates' 21-yard catch late in the third quarter was epic, as the star tight end split two defenders and extended for Philip Rivers' pass, reaching out with his left hand to gather it in.

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US Markets Boosted by Home Prices

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_ecf032c302.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A robust report on home prices helped drive the markets to new records Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 112 points at 15,683 -- an all-time high. The Nasdaq Composite added 10 points for the day, finishing at a 13-year high of 3,952. The S&P 500 rose 10 points to a new high of 1,777.

The latest S&P/Case Shiller index shows home prices surged nearly 13 percent in August.  That's the biggest increase since February of 2006, when home prices hit their peak.  

Federal Reserve policymakers have begun their latest meeting, and investors are expecting they'll extend the Fed's aggressive economic stimulus program after the government shutdown that's rattled consumer confidence and possibly crimped growth.  

The latest Conference Board's report says confidence in the economy is sagging. Its index dropped to 71.2 this month, down from 80.2 in September.

A sharp drop in auto sales, caused mainly by a calendar quirk, lowered U.S. retail spending last month.  Labor Day weekend sales were considered part of the August numbers.

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