Sizemore acquires Gordon Highway property

Augusta-based personnel services firm Sizemore Inc. announced Friday that it plans to renovate a former Gordon Highway car dealership into its future corporate office by next spring.
By Damon Cline

Economy shows signs of life after slow first quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year. The government said Friday that first-quarter growth, while disappointing, wasn't as bad as first thought.
By Martin Crutsinger

12 million vehicles recalled for Takata air bags

DETROIT - Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
By Tom Krisher

Forecast: Augusta jobs to grow 1.5 percent

The quarterly outlook by the Georgia State University Economic Forecasting Center calls for the area's growth to lag the state's 2.7 percent this year.
By Walter C. Jones

Business news

WASHINGTON - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is under investigation by U.S. regulators in connection with its accounting practices.

Travelers to see higher costs, longer lines

DALLAS - Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year. Fares have been dropping for more than a year. Taking inflation into account, the average round trip within the U.S.
By David Koenig

Augusta chef describes 'crazy' time on TV

Havird Usry was eliminated Sunday from a field of 13 chefs vying to become Food Network's next celebrity. "The whole process was way outside my comfort zone. But looking back, I wouldn't change anything of what I did," he said.
By Damon Cline

Poll finds many unable to cover $1,000 in crisis

NEW YORK — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday.
By Ken Sweet and Emily Swanson

High-end apartment lure

High-end apartments are a hit in the Augusta-Aiken area.
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: Starbucks transforming old Ruby Tuesday into large coffeehouse

Starbucks will have a gigantic coffeehouse on Bobby Jones Expressway after concerting former Ruby Tuesday.
By Damon Cline
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