Federal tax credit to aid new Graniteville recycling plant

Work on Recleim's Graniteville recycling plant is forging ahead after $20 million in federal tax credit financing was secured to finish the project.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta has state's second-fastest growing tech field

Augusta is second only to Atlanta in leading the state in technology business growth, said Technology Association of Georgia President Tino Mantella during his annual state of the industry presentation at theClubhou.se in downtown Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Georgia's foreign-owned businesses stepped up activity

ATLANTA - Activity increased during the first three months of the year at the foreign-owned manufacturers with plants in Georgia, according to figures released Monday by Kennesaw State University's Econometric Center.

US home sales dip; Augusta rises

National sales edged down 0.2 percent, the seventh drop in the past eight months. For the Augusta metro area, home sales in March were higher than February.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Kimberly-Clark profits lift

Kimberly-Clark reported lower sales, but higher profits on cost cutting measures.

Synovus Financial posts profit

Regional bank Synovus Financial Corp. reported higher net income Tuesday, helped by loan growth in larger cities.

AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

NEW YORK - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.
By Anick Jesdanun

Warmer temperatures revitalizing economy

A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.
By Paul Wiseman

Apple unveils free recycling of devices

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
By Michael Liedtke

Capitalizing on unseen Georgia industry

ATLANTA -- Frequent business flyers across the country know they're likely to make connections in Georgia on their way, but few executives realize how many of their financial transactions also pass through the state.
By Walter C. Jones

Unions back drilling boom

PITTSBURGH - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some trade workers and union members say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
By Kevin Begos

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.

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS • Greenfield Construction Co.

Biz Bits

Marion Hester received the Masters Award-Emerald Level from Century 21 Real Estate Corp. for 2013. She is an agent for Century 21 Larry Miller Realty.

On the Move

James Painter is partner at Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC. Before forming Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC, he was a partner with Hull Barrett PC in Augusta for 11 years. He has 20 years' experience as a lawyer.