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Classmates.com, FTD.com to pay $11 million over deceptive practices allegations

  • May 26, 2015 at 11:49AM

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined with attorneys general from 21 other states to announce that social networking site Classmates.com and floral delivery company FTD have agreed to pay $11 million to resolve allegations the companies engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.

 
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Home Buyers: 10 Common Closing Costs

When you’re planning to buy a home, you’ve already saved your down payment and maybe some money toward closing costs, but there are many costs that homebuyers don’t necessarily plan for, especially first-time homebuyers. Here are 10 common closing costs you should know about, compliments of the National Association of Realtors®. Earnest money. This is...

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Washington's jobs outlook closer to national average

  • May 20, 2015 at 10:48AM

Washington's unemployment rate for April dropped to 5.5 percent, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Local industrial facilities earn recognition for environmental compliance

  • May 19, 2015 at 4:00PM

Seventy-two local industrial facilities, including plants in Auburn and Kent, earned environmental awards from King County's Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality in 2014.

Kent home sales up 26.4 percent in April

  • May 19, 2015 at 1:58PM

Kent home sales were up 26.4 percent in April compared to the same month in 2014. Prices were up 22.4 percent.

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