Augusta real estate firms seeing more interest in real estate as career

As the housing market rebounds, so is the number of professionals looking to real estate as a viable career, according to local brokerage firms, which are reporting an increase in new agents who have joined their ranks in the past 18 months.
By Jenna Martin

Cheaper oil not aiding US economy

The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and might barely grow for the first half of 2015 - thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. 
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Rentals in pricier cities draw more satisfaction

Apartment dwellers in New York, San Francisco and Washington, say they're more satisfied living in those cities than do renters in far more affordable areas such as Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Detroit, according to a new survey.
By Josh Boak

Tuk-tuk trying to be American rickshaw

Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks - the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than a century in Asia, Africa and Latin America - aims to make inroads in the United States.

Woman ends protest on oil ship after 1 day

The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil ended her dayslong protest.

As US oil production soars, so do pipeline accidents

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline last week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.
By Henry C. Jackson and David A. Lieb

Protester gets off Shell ship with Coast Guard's help

SEATTLE - One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.
By Gene Johnson

In world of mounting fees, some stand out

Fees are everywhere. It seems like no matter how carefully you spend your money, you’re always getting hit with some superfluous surcharge.
By Paul Sisolak

New York weighs letting dogs in outdoor dining areas

NEW YORK - Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it. New York is considering whether to join a growing number of states that allow pet dogs at open-air restaurants.
By Jennifer Peltz

AT&T diversifies its offerings

NEW YORK - The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones now wants to be on your TV, car and even trash can.
By Anick Jesdanun

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