Stories by Samantha Bomkamp

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Busy holiday travel expected

Americans can expect airports to be busier and planes to be fuller than ever, according to a forecast by the main trade association for U.S. airlines two weeks ahead of the holiday. And fares are ...
By Samantha Bomkamp

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Gasoline prices falling

Nationwide, gasoline prices fell 7 cents in the past week and declined almost 9 percent in a month, to $3.47 per gallon.
By Samantha Bomkamp

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

American to hire 1,500 flight attendants

American Airlines said Wednesday that it will post job openings for 1,500 flight attendants next month. It will start hiring in December and put the new staff in training beginning in January.
By Samantha Bomkamp

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

FedEx says economy stalling, cuts outlook

Factories are making fewer items for FedEx to ship and customers are opting for cheaper delivery options to save money.
By Samantha Bomkamp

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Oil price falls nearly $4 per barrel

Oil plunged more than $4 per barrel in a short time Monday afternoon, erasing the gains made last week when the Federal Reserve unveiled new steps to boost the U.S. economy.
By Samantha Bomkamp

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012

Deere reports higher earnings

A slowing global economy and the effects of a prolonged U.S. drought caught up to Deere & Co. in its fiscal third quarter, as its net income rose 11 percent but cut its revenue prediction for ...
By Samantha Bomkamp
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Augusta's ties to Liberia date back to 1836

Richmond County’s ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom. More recently, Augustans have ...
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