Job recruitment event for new pigments plant well-attended

An event recruiting workers for a new colorant manufacturing plant under construction in south Augusta drew more than 200 job seekers Thursday within the first hour.
By Jenna Martin

Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, shares fall

The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forcast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.
By Mae Anderson

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar

DALLAS - Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop, but don't expect fares to fall too.
By David Koenig

American Airlines tops 3Q net income expectations

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $942 million.

Augusta jobless rate declines

Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in September, down from 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

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

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.

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
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Restaurant inspections

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

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.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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Solar 'farm' for Fort Gordon?

ATLANTA -- Georgia military installations at Fort Stewart, Fort Gordon, Fort Benning and Kings Bay will one day be housing solar farms that can make them independent of the power grid in ...
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