Aiken getting Panera Bread, Starbucks and maybe Chipotle

Two commercial redevelopment projects underway in Aiken will bring a flurry of new business to Whiskey Road, including Panera Bread, Starbucks and possibly, Chipotle.
By Jenna Martin

McDonald's to test all-day breakfast

NEW YORK - A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen, as McDonald's plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month.

Ford brings back Lincoln Continental

Thirteen years after the last Con­tinental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting its storied nameplate. 
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Former Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'

Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke starting new career in private life as blogger on economics.
By Martin Crutsinger

Signed contracts to buy US homes climb to 20-month high

Signed contracts to buy US homes rise 3.1 percent in February, point to stronger spring sales.
By Josh Boak

UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran

UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.
By Tom Murphy

Food industry asks farms to breed no-horn cows

Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue: the painful removal of budding horn tissue from calves so farm workers or other animals don't get gored later.
By David Pitt

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

CONCORD, N.H. - There is broad agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that natural gas could be a short-term answer. But how to do so is a challenge. 
By Rik Stevens

On The Money: Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what?

Housing market trends bode well for sellers this spring, but some may encounter hurdles even after they land a buyer.
By Alex Veiga

Smart Spending: From the venue to the menu, how to save on wedding food

You can save a bundle on wedding food if you're willing to be flexible on these items.

Smallbiz Small Talk: Bosses can't get even when staffers gripe on social media

NEW YORK — Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

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Augusta EEO coordinator fired; HR director quits

The Augusta Commission voted Monday to fire Equal Employment Oppor­tu­nity Coordinator Jacqueline Humphrey and accept the resignation of Human Resources Director Tanika Bryant, adding to ...
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