Cyber Monday sales expected to net $3 billion for retailers

It's too early for sales figures, but Monday is still expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, according to research firm comScore.
By Mae Anderson

December busiest time for postal service

On average, the postal service processes 506 million pieces of mail a day, but from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve that number increases by nearly 40 million daily.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

UnitedHealth CEO terms ACA exchange growth a 'bad decision'

UnitedHealth CEO calls insurer's push into more Affordable Care Act exchanges a 'bad decision.'
By Tom Murphy

Year-end tax breaks: Things to know

From commuters to racehorse owners to rum, things to know about year-end tax breaks.

South Carolina women face gender pay gap

The disparity between what women and men in South Carolina are paid is greater than the gap women nationwide and women in neighboring states experience.
By Sarita Chourey

Augusta Procter & Gamble plant fined

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division levied the fine for a violation of the Water Quality Control Act.

NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect Tuesday; affects some chain eatery items.
By Jake Pearson and Jennifer Peltz
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Restaurant inspections

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

Scuttlebiz: Employees get perks for working on holiday

Did you work Thanksgiving Day? If so, you were in good company. More than a third of companies in Bloomberg BNA's annual employer survey scheduled some employees to work the holiday.
By Damon Cline

In business news

ATLANTA - Packaged-food maker Procter & Gamble paid a $6,739 fine this month for work on an employee parking lot at its Augusta plant without notifying environmental regulators that construction had begun.

On the Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon-cuttings from the Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce.

Biz Bits

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