Group touts college nuclear classes

On Thursday, the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization reported more than 600 area students have enrolled in seven nuclear-related programs developed during the past few years at area technical colleges and universities with the help of its Department of Energy-funded Nuclear Workforce Initiative.
By Damon Cline

Regulators take aim at debt collectors

NEW YORK - Consumers could no longer receive multiple calls a day from debt collectors and would have more ability to dispute their bills under proposals released Thursday to overhaul the multibillion-dollar debt collection industry.
By Ken Sweet

Sales tax holiday this weekend

Georgia's annual sales tax holiday is in effect Saturday and Sunday
By Damon Cline

Facebook getting pushy with its Messenger app

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.
By Michael Liedtke

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Nintendo sees loss despite new game TOKYO - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. sagged into a loss of $232 million for the fiscal first quarter, despite the global success of the "Pokemon Go" augmented reality game.

Boeing posts rare quarterly loss, mulls phasing out 747

NEW YORK - Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years. Yet revenue for the Chicago aerospace giant rose 1 percent to $24.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Fed suggests possible rate increase in fall

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September. The Fed noted that the U.S.
By Martin Crutsinger

Twitter struggles to grow, spurring sale speculation

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.
By Michael Liedtke

New home sales in the US are at eight-year high

WASHINGTON - Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market.
By Josh Boak

Vogtle project workforce tops 6,000

One of America's largest construction projects - the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle - is expected to get even larger this year.
By Damon Cline

Tesla opens $5 billion Gigafactory

SPARKS, Nev. - It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: amassive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.
By Dee-Ann Durbin
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'3 Faces of Eve' subject, dies
Christine "Chris" Costner Sizemore, 89, the Edgefield County woman whose challenge with multiple personalities inspired the book and movie Three Faces of Eve, died Sunday in an Ocala, Fla., ...