AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless package

About a week after buying DirecTV, AT&T offers package that combines TV and wireless service.
By Anick Jesdanun

Commercial rezoning could bring German grocer to Augusta

A commercial rezoning that could bring German discount grocer Lidl to west Augusta crossed the first hurdle Monday after Augusta planning commissioners unamiously approved the request.
By Jenna Martin

US consumer spending edges up in June

US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in June, weakest gain in 4 months; income rises.
By Martin Crutsinger

Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

As Verizon contract expires, union members to work without new pact; more negotiations ahead.

Fearful of being left out to dry, bond funds hold more cash

Fund managers are bulking up on cash, Treasurys in preparation for a less liquid bond market.
By Stan Choe

Seattle restaurant succeeds with $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE - Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Sal­mon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.
By Gene Johnson

From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price increases

WASHINGTON — For consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Will Morris named Morris CEO

William S. "Will" Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Morris Com­munications Co.

Marijuana industry's bank bid rejected by regulators

DENVER - A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.
By Kristen Wyatt

Internet-eavesdropping fears growing

SAN FRANCISCO - Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.
By Michael Liedtke

Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

For first time, online viewers won't miss Super Bowl TV ads, under new ad-sale policy from CBS.
By Ryan Nakashima
Scuttle Biz

Scuttlebiz: More fed funds flow to reactors at Vogtle

Georgia Power has now gotten about half the federal loan money it is using to build the nuclear reactors in Waynesboro. That’s $1.8 billion, if you’re keeping track.
Databases

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.

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 9-16. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Day planner

Thursday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Morning Mixer; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; free for members, $25 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.
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Commercial rezoning could bring German grocer to Augusta

A commercial rezoning that could bring German discount grocer Lidl to west Augusta crossed the first hurdle Monday after Augusta planning commissioners unamiously approved the request.
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