Cost of avoiding traffic will rise

LOS ANGELES — Fewer of tomorrow’s freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else.
By Justin Pritchard

Greek debt crisis sends US markets to worst day of year

NEW YORK - Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year.
By Matthew Craft and Steve Rothwell

Cheeseburger Bobby's comes to Martinez

The old Stevi B's Pizza Buf­­­fet building on Bobby Jones Expressway soon will be torn down to make way for a gourmet burger restaurant and other commercial space.
By Jenna Martin

Sysco ends attempt to buy US Foods

Sysco is scrapping its proposed $3.5 billion buyout of US Foods after a Federal Trade Com­mis­sion legal victory that temporarily blocked the deal to combine the food-service companies.

Augusta July visitors to generate $9.9 million

Visitor spending in Augusta is projected to generate more than $9.9 million during July, spurred by multiple family reunions and youth basketball tournaments.

GE selling some fleet businesses to Element for $6.9B

General Electric Co. is selling its U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corp. for $6.9 billion.

Athens tries to keep Terrapin brewery

Athens-Clarke County offer of assistance to Ter­rapin is a counteroffer to a proposal from South Carolina totaling several millions of dollars in return for Terrapin building a new facility in the state and creating 100 new jobs.
By Jim Thompson

Scuttlebiz: Columbia County high on worker export

One of the worst places in the metro area to be between 5 and 6 p.m. is on River Watch Parkway headed west. What it illustrates is the worker export of Columbia County. When the workforce goes home, it clogs a couple of roads.
By Tim Rausch

In Atlanta, congestion could stall progress

ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta officials say high commute times can be fixed with vision, more support.
By Kathleen Foody

In South Carolina, growth puts added stress on highways

South Carolina cities expect rapid growth as state struggles to find funding for roads.
By John Moritz
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Keel lone finalist to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
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