US official: Auto safety agency under review

WASHINGTON - Trans­port­ation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday.
By Joan Lowy

US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

NEW YORK - The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
By Ken Sweet

Thomson distribution center to move

A distribution center located in Thomson for more than 30 years will move to west Georgia in 2015.
By Donna Stillinger

Companies enjoying lower fuel prices

The smiles at Martina’s Flowers & Gifts are getting as big as those of the recipients of the bouquets it delivers each day. When prices go down at the gas pump, so do the costs of doing business.
By Tim Rausch

Downtown Augusta gets dry cleaner

The owner of an Augusta dry cleaner has added an Eighth Street location to serve the niche market downtown.
By Jenna Martin

Business news

NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.

Job recruitment event for new pigments plant well-attended

An event recruiting workers for a new colorant manufacturing plant under construction in south Augusta drew more than 200 job seekers Thursday within the first hour.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta jobless rate declines

Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in September, down from 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Shoppers like convenience of new North Augusta Wal-Mart

Shoppers welcomed a second Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Augusta on Wednesday, when the 158,000-square-foot store opened at 1041 Edgefield Road.
By Jenna Martin

Columbia County commission approves rezoning for Kroger Marketplace

Columbia County commissioners gave their approval to rezone 23 acres near Lewiston Road and William Few Parkway for a new retail development anchored by a Kroger Marketplace.
By Steve Crawford and Valerie Rowell

Report finds no safety issues at MOX

Routine inspections at the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site returned no safety or compliance issues for the construction contractor.
By Meg Mirshak

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