Cook publicly acknowledges that he's gay

NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay," makes him the highest-profile business executive in the nation to publicly acknowledge his sexual orientation.
By Mae Anderson

Cyber security conference is Wednesday

A group of U.S. Army personnel, technology experts and business leaders will speak next week on the issue of cyber security.

FTC says Gerber made false claim on formula

WASHINGTON - Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
By Anne Flaherty

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate

The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent rate in the third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending.
By Martin Crutsinger

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

November visitors to spend about $2.4 million

The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Augusta Sports Council project that November visitors will spend about $2.4 million in the city.

Southern Company tops 3Q profit forecasts

Southern Co. beats 3Q profit expectations, misses revenue forecasts.

DSM building new plant in Augusta

Royal DSM announced Wednesday that a polymer plant will be built next to its existing Augusta facility on Columbia Nitrogen Drive.
By Jenna Martin

Partridge Inn closing Sunday to renovate

The new owners of the Partridge Inn are closing the boutique hotel Sunday for four months as the historic property undergoes a $6 million revamp.
By Jenna Martin
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Restaurant inspections

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

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Biz Bits

John Chandler was named top producer in September for Georgia Bank & Trust.

New leadership named for MOX project

David Del Vecchio, formerly vice president of project management of CB&I Areva MOX Services, is replacing Kelly Trice, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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