Toyota's 'human support robot' can pick up after elderly

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.
By Yuri Kageyama

Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

Remer Brinson III, the former chief executive officer for Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been named the president of State Bank & Trust, which now owns First Bank.
By Tim Rausch

Alexander Drive rezoning sought for grocer

Augusta planning commissioners will hear a request Monday to rezone property near the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive for a "grocer use."
By Jenna Martin

P&G's sales dip again on softer volume, exchange rates

Procter & Gamble's sales dip again on softer volume, unfavorable exchange rates.

US home rental prices rise again in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
By Josh Boak

Butcher shop returns to Surrey Center

A butcher shop set to open this fall in Surrey Center will be a familiar name for many regular shoppers at the Augusta center.
By Jenna Martin

Sales tax holidays coming up

Back-to-school shoppers will get sales tax breaks over the next two weekends.

Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.
By Martin Crutsinger

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
By Dee-Ann Durbin
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Thomson teen drowns in pond

McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the body of 19 year-old Marquavious Cummings was discovered at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in about 15 feet of water in a chalk mine pond off Iron Hill Road.
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