Hershey rejects takeover offer from Oreo maker

NEW YORK - Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known cookies and chocolates under one company.
By Candice Choi

Sandwich City hopes to attract younger customers with 'cybercafe' section

The semi-partitioned section - which is being called "Cyber City" - is where the always-connected crowd can charge mobile devices while enjoying a sandwich, soup or at the very least a cup of coffee.
By Damon Cline

Central banks likely to keep interest rates low for longer

FRANKFURT, Germany - Savers will suffer longer with zero returns on their accounts. Home buyers, companies and governments will keep on borrowing cheaply.
By David McHugh and Martin Crutsinger

FDA has questions for makers of hand sanitizer

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim - and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.
By Matthew Perrone

Most major US banks pass Fed's stress tests

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave the green light to plans by major banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn.
By Marcy Gordon

Deal could cost Volkswagen more than $15 billion

WASHINGTON - Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.
By Michael Biesecker, Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin

River Watch gets high-end apartments

An upscale apartment community whose amenities include boat access to the Augusta Canal is set to open next year at the Village at Riverwatch, bringing a residential component to the high-profile retail-office zone.
By Damon Cline

Investors should stay calm, carry on, advisers say

Along with many other people in the world, you might be wondering "What does the Brexit mean for my money?" If you are worried about your 401(k), take heart.
By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Alex Veiga

Vacuum repair business is largest of its kind

America's Remanufacturing Company, Mark Branum's company, is on target this year to remanufacture or recycle nearly 450,000 vacuum cleaners and other small appliances returned at big box stores such as Target and e-tailers such as Amazon.
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: What stores, restaurants do we need?

What brick-and-mortar stores does Augusta still need so we can click our bootheels on their floors? Let us know.
By Damon Cline
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