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Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Being stuck in traffic is major drain to economy

Dear drivers in the Augusta area, traffic congestion costs you $689 a year. On Wednesday, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and data company Inrix released a study of the economic impact ...
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Unisys, Medac office projects finishing up

Construction workers have been clearing land and building several industrial projects across the area, but it is the major office projects that are ready to open. 
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

July unemployment rises for Augusta area

A decrease in jobs in July and a higher number of people seeking work this summer drove up the metro unemployment rate to 7.1 percent.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Advisers downplay market decline

John Rhodes of AP Wealth Management in Augusta said he told clients to expect Monday to be a bad day on the market based on the speedy declines of Thursday and Friday. "The world is not coming to ...
By Tim Rausch

Call center adding 200 jobs

Sitel announced that about 200 jobs will be added to its Augusta call center.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Scuttlebiz: My sensor of baloney has saved me again

Who am I? It can be a wonderful philosophical question. In a more practical sense, it apparently is a good question to thwart phone scammers. Got a call this week from a Washington, D.C., phone ...
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Augusta metro area loses 500 jobs in July

Job losses in July in state and local government were offset by slight gains in education, construction and manufacturing.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

North Augusta pharmaceutical supplier expanding again

A pharmaceutical supplier in North Augusta is adding 100 jobs over the next five years as part of an $18 million expansion.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Women in Business speaker: Art accessible to average people

Sallie West, the Outreach Director at Greater Augusta Arts Council, was the speaker for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce monthly Women In Business luncheon.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Scuttlebiz: WifeSaver turns 50

This is the weekend that WifeSaver turns 50. The restaurant is a household name around these parts. There are seven of them in the metro Augusta area. It all started in 1965 on Milledgeville Road.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Port deepening to begin next month

Curtis Foltz, the Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said Thursday that the first major dredging contract was awarded this week for the Port of Savannah.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Scuttlebiz: More fed funds flow to reactors at Vogtle

Georgia Power has now gotten about half the federal loan money it is using to build the nuclear reactors in Waynesboro. That's $1.8 billion, if you're keeping track.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

Remer Brinson III, the former chief executive officer for Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been named the president of State Bank & Trust, which now owns First Bank.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, July 27, 2015

State Bank and Trust signs go up at First Bank branches

First Bank of Georgia was rebranded over the weekend to State Bank and Trust branches, its parent company.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Manpower says hiring for summer is low here

Strong words from Manpower, the staffing firm, referring to Augusta: Second weakest in the nation.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, July 24, 2015

Quarterly profit up for Georgia Bank & Trust parent

The parent company of Georgia Bank & Trust reported Friday a substantial increase in second-quarter profit compared with last year.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 23, 2015

June unemployment rises for Augusta area

Job losses from the end of the school year drove up the metro unemployment rate to 6.9 percent in June, the Georgia Department of La­bor reported Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Augusta is low on list measuring recovery

Years ago, I monitored the Metro Monitor frequently. It was the only measure out there that explained how cities were faring in the recession and the recovery from the recession.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Augusta-area jobs decline in June

End of school job losses drove down the number of jobs in the Augusta metro area in June, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Apartment rental prices growing fast, but not here

Here's a list that renters are glad Augusta is not leading: The 10 fastest growing rent prices in Georgia. Apartment List is monitoring rent prices and has decided to release monthly data.
By Tim Rausch
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