Alexander Drive to get 252 apartments

An apartment development across from the Village at Riverwatch retail center is expected to break ground in the first half of 2015.
By By Jenna Martin

'FlexMex' restaurant opening in Augusta

Atlanta-based "FlexMex" restaurant chain Tin Lizzy's Cantina is opening its first store outside metro Atlanta in March in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Georgia jobless rate declines

ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent.

Michelin making airless tires at its South Carolina plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Michelin's 10th plant in South Carolina, opening Thursday, will produce the company's innovative airless radial tire and develop the concept's future generations, company officials told The Associated Press in advance of a news conference.
By Seanna Adcox

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.
By Matthew Perrone

Gauge of US economy posts 0.9 percent October gain

Gauge of US economy posts healthy 0.9 percent rise in October, best showing since July.
By Martin Crutsinger

US home sales rise in October

US existing home sales climb 1.5 percent in October to fastest sales pace in 2014.
By Josh Boak

Unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

Applications for US jobless aid slip; fewest Americans receiving benefits in 14 years.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Forecast calls for 2 percent job growth

ATLANTA - Augusta's job growth in 2015 will be 2 percent, according to Georgia State University's Economic Fore­casting Center, slightly better than the overall state's 1.9 percent and slightly worse than Augusta's pace this year of 2.1 percent.
By Walter C. Jones

VW recalls 442,000 cars

DETROIT — Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren’t fixed properly after a crash.

home construction drops 2.8 percent

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.
By Martin Crutsinger

Restaurant inspections

Search databases of the latest restaurant inspection reports for Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.

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Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cutting from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

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Elanco expanding Augusta operations

Animal health products company Elanco announced Friday a $100 million investment at its Augusta plant that is expected to create 100 new jobs within the next three years.
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