NEW YORK - Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.
Unemployment rates rise in nearly half of US states in August, though two-thirds gain jobs.
A Halloween costume store opened in Augusta Exchange in the space once occupied by a sports store.
Revenue pumped into downtown businesses from next weekend's Ironman triathlon has already started to cycle in.
ATLANTA -- Business executives in the Southeast see inflation a little higher than the Federal Reserve does, according to a survey released Friday.
The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators rose in August.
The "Go Downtown" initiative aims to foster a downtown environment that welcomes the college community and creates business for merchants. The event is held every third Thursday of the month during the school year.
Business executives in the Southeast see inflation a little higher than the Federal Reserve does, according to a survey released Friday.
WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction fell only modestly.
The Labor Department reported Thursday that there were 221,700 jobs in the six-county Augusta area. Gains were seen in health, education and hospitality, offsetting a loss of jobs in professional and business services.