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

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

DETROIT - The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. 
By Tom Krisher

First Bank of Georgia owner posts $1.3 million third-quarter profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a third-quarter profit of $1.3 million.
By Tim Rausch

First Community reports $1.5 million profit

First Community Corp., which acquired Augusta's Savannah River Banking Co. earlier this year, reported net income for the third quarter $1.5 million.

Club Car parent company reports $291 million profit

Ingersoll-Rand said higher earnings stem from an increase in sales of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as higher sales of Thermo King refrigeration systems.

Social Security recipients will see another tiny increase

WASHINGTON - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third consecutive year of historically small pay increases.

Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

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

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

Turner Broadcasting channels disappear from Dish as deadline passes to renew contract.

New Barney's Pharmacy will take over old KFC building

A building that once served up Kentucky Fried Chicken will become a pharmacy where Goodwill Industries students can intern.
By Tim Rausch
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Business news

WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy.

Day planner

Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, An Evening With SIRI - The Woman Behind the Voice; 6:30 p.m.; Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta; $55 members, $65 nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

Biz Bits

F. MICHAEL TAYLOR Award/honor: Named in Best Lawyers in America 2015, based on a peer-review survey, for personal injury litigation.

On The Move

Dr. Santosh Varkey Job title: Electrophysiologist

Good deeds

The charity golf tournament co-sponsored by Century 21 Larry Miller Realty and the Citizens of Georgia Power - Plant Vogtle Chapter raised $34,072 to benefit Easter Seals East Georgia and the United Way of the CSRA.

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Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
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