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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

Apple says it had record 4 million iPhone orders on first day, exceeds supply.

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy, says it's already making changes to fix issues.
By Candice Choi

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

Microsoft said it will acquire Minecraft game maker Mojang for $2.5 billion.

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS • Anthony Refresh Group; Captain D's, 102 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; renovations, $30,000 • Walton Construction Services; Augusta Richmond Housing Authority, 602 ...

City fully powered by renewable energy

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Ver­mont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, ...
By Wilson Ring

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Kelvin Collins: College students at high risk for identity theft

Information sharing has become second-nature to many college students. Unfortunately, this also makes them more susceptible to scams and fraud.
By Kelvin Collins

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail ...
By Mae Anderson

On The Move

CAROLINE CHALMERS New job title: Account executive Employer: Wein-bergers Office Supply Education: Bachelor of science in communication, USC Aiken DR.

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

Georgia Power price plan rattles solar companies

ATLANTA - A plan by Georgia Power to change the way it pays for solar electricity from small- and medium-sized projects is worrying developers just a year after they pushed the monopoly to use ...
By Ray Henry

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Business news

Hibbett Sporting Goods is introducing a second store to serve south Augusta this fall.

Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury

ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products or was simply a scapegoat for large ...
By Russ Bynum

Fifth Jersey Mike's to open in west Augusta

Demolition of an old Church's Chicken fast-food restaurant was completed this week at 2823 Washington Road for development of a Jersey Mike's sandwich shop, the fifth in the area.
By Jenna Martin

Small businesses are applying for more loans, executive says

NEW YORK - Based on what she's seeing among the bank's more than three million small business customers, Capital One's Keri Gohman is upbeat.

Hibbett Sports store opening on Gordon Highway

Hibbett Sporting Goods is introducing a second store to serve south Augusta in early October.

Summer home sales reach eight-year high

The number of home sales this summer rebounded to 2,360, just shy of the 2,599 homes that sold in the summer of 2006, according to data from the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors.
By Jenna Martin

Investor says Olive Garden reckless with breadsticks

In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks.
By Candice Choi

US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

WASHINGTON - Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.
By Josh Boak

US business stockpiles up 0.4 percent in July

WASHINGTON — Stockpiles held by U.S. businesses rose by a moderate amount in July while sales increased at the fastest pace in three months.
By Martin Crutsinger

IMF leader says women vital for global recovery

TOKYO — Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
By Elaine Kurtenbach

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

Biz Bits

Apple reports record-setting pre-orders for latest iPhones

Business news

Another Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is coming to the Augusta metro area.

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS • Anthony Refresh Group; Captain D's, 102 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; renovations, $30,000 • Walton Construction Services; Augusta Richmond Housing Authority, 602 Fairhope St., Augusta; commercial building, $140,000 • B.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.
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On The Move

CAROLINE CHALMERS New job title: Account executive Employer: Wein-bergers Office Supply Education: Bachelor of science in communication, USC Aiken DR.

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