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  • Cannabis Industry Singled Out?

    mj indoorgrowMason County PUD#3's new rate schedules have members of the I-502 Industry concerned. The members feel they have been singled out, and will have the highest PUD electrical rate structure levied on them.  The I-502's are not asking for special treatment, just equal treatment given… Read More +

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  • Audit: Room For Improvement On Welfare Benefits

    olympiaA state audit of the Department of Social and Health Services' food and financial assistance programs to low-income residents found the state could save or recover an estimated $1 million in benefits paid out to people who are ineligible because they either make too much money… Read More +

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  • Sherman, Baldwin Dig At NFL In Press Conference

    lynchbaldwin nflWith the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media. Sherman and Baldwin made mention of everything

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Stocks Close Lower Thursday, But Up for the Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_757efd795b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The markets Thursday closed down for the session, but up for the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 73 points at 15,545.75. The Nasdaq Composite gave up 11 points for the day at 3,919.71. The S&P 500 dropped seven points to 1,756.54.

October was especially good for the S&P, which rose five percent. A lot of people may be finding jobs -- or maybe they're not looking for work.  The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped by 10,000 last week, but the less-volatile four-week average was up by almost as much.
 
Home prices, meanwhile, may be going up, but mortgages are cheaper this week.  Freddie Mac says the average rate for a 30-year loan is 4.10 percent. A 15-year loan's less than three and a quarter.
 
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