Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states, most gain jobs in final pre-election report.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

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

Report finds no safety issues at MOX

Routine inspections at the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site returned no safety or compliance issues for the construction contractor.
By Meg Mirshak

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

Turner Broadcasting channels disappear from Dish as deadline passes to renew contract.

New Barney's Pharmacy will take over old KFC building

A building that once served up Kentucky Fried Chicken will become a pharmacy where Goodwill Industries students can intern.
By Tim Rausch

US existing home sales rise in September

US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace.
By Josh Boak

Kimberly-Clark reports $562 million Q3 profit

Kimberly-Clark Corp. reported that its quarterly earnings increased 2.9 percent, but it will also cut about 1,300 jobs to reduce costs related to the spin off of a healthcare unit.

Coke profit, revenue fall on flat soda market

Coke profit, revenue fall on flat soda market, company plans to cut costs.

Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit

McDonald's profit, sales decline amid ongoing struggles around the world.
By Candice Choi

Electrolux buoyed by US growth

US growth and European efficiencies help Electrolux post 42 percent rise in Q3 profit.

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed due to potentially deadly inflator problem.
By Tom Krisher

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.

Former DA responds to criticism after NAACP bans Smith

In his letter to the state NAACP president, Danny Craig did not explain why charges were never pursued against former Josey band director Charles Smith, but said the ivestigator was diligent in his work.
By Tracey McManus

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