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The Motley Fool: Buying investments over time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:01
Dollar-cost averaging Q: What’s “dollar-cost averaging”? A: It’s when you buy into an investment over time with set installments. For instance, if you want to invest $4,000 in Dodgeball Supply (ticker: WHAPP) stock, you might buy $1,000 worth of shares every three months for a year. You’d do this regardless of the stock price — […]

Fannie Mae change could help underwater homeowners move on

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
A little-noticed policy change on rental investment properties could help homeowners who’d like to move but can’t because they owe more to the bank than the likely selling price of their houses.

Online help on managing your retirement

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
Questions on advice from professional planner; couple in Texas have financial concerns after their sons in California suggest their parents join them there.

IPO market getting healthier thanks to deals like SoulCycle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
Wall Street is betting health-conscious companies like SoulCycle and Planet Fitness are more than fads and their IPOs will help whip their portfolios into shape.

Here’s what you should know as final vote nears on Seattle-Tacoma seaport alliance

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
Combining marine cargo operations at the Seattle and Tacoma ports is “not a backdoor way” to cede the business to Tacoma, but a way to remain competitive amid “brutal market conditions.”

Families face tough decisions as costs soar for elder care

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
The median bill for a private room in a U.S. nursing home now runs $91,000 a year, according to a report from the insurer Genworth Financial. One year of visits from home-health aides runs $45,760.

How to give your 401(k) a tuneup

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
Review your account once or twice a year for better results.

Seattle company copes with backlash on $70,000 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:44
Setting a minimum salary of $70,000 for employees has thrown Seattle’s Gravity Payments boss Dan Price and his company into an exhausting, sometimes nasty, whirlwind of attention.

Some MLB teams have helped themselves, others not so much

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:28
The lunacy that is the nonwaiver trade deadline has now passed.

Oregon likely to raise bottle deposits as fewer get redeemed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:14
Fewer Oregon residents are returning their beverage bottles and redeeming their 5-cent deposit, which means the state will likely double the deposit, to a dime, in 2017.

Kevin Chappell, Troy Merritt share lead in PGA Tour event

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:13
Kevin Chappell, who owns a home in Kirkland, and Troy Merritt share the lead entering Sunday’s final round of the Quicken Loans National, a PGA Tour event hosted by Tiger Woods. Woods, tied for fifth after two rounds, shot a 74 and was tied for 42nd.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, lineups notes: Clint Dempsey returns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:09
Here are the notable notes for Saturday night’s Seattle Sounders-Vancouver Whitecaps match at CenturyLink Field: Mark Geiger, last seen in the middle of a swirling controversy at the Gold Cup, is tonight’s match referee. CJ Morgante and Mike Rottersman are his assistants and Alejandro Mariscal is the fourth official. With a victory, Seattle can clinch its […]

Engine change gives Graham Trucking I hydroplane a boost at Seafair

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:08
The change was a good one, as J. Michael Kelly maneuvered the boat to a win Saturday in the heat over one of the race favorites, Jean Theoret in the Ellstrom Elam Plus boat, with a speed of 142.435 mph.

Shorter hydroplane course at Seafair tougher to navigate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:06
The two-mile hydroplane course at Seafair is the minimum length the drivers will take on during the season. The shorter length, coupled with the shape of the course, makes for less opportunities for drivers to hit top speeds on straightaways.

Primary vote Tuesday to cull sizzling summer of local races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:06
Tuesday’s primary election features some intriguing races for Seattle City Council, Port of Seattle Commission, Seattle School Board, Bellevue City Council and Snohomish County executive.

Mariners’ fan can wish it were only this easy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:35
Sometimes the impossible happens ... or so Mariners fan can hope

Seahawks tackle Russell Okung means business, on AND off the field

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:28
Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung is working to help his fellow players learn how to handle their own contract negotiations.

NBA puts on a show in South Africa exhibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:26
African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon, 52, and Dikembe Mutombo, 49, took off their business suits to don their old team uniforms and play for a while in the second quarter of an exhibition game in Johannesburg.

Prison sex-abuse cases grow, but prosecutions are rare

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:18
Sexual-misconduct complaints in Washington prisons have more than quadrupled in a decade. Prison officials say they take the issue seriously but that few cases can be substantiated. Critics contend that even guards who are convicted have gotten off with light sentences.

Photos of the Day: Aug. 1, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:09
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.