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Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Your Money: Before you donate, find information about charity

Americans are generous people, and their spirit of giving soars during the holidays. The Better Business Bureau offers tips to help ensure that your donation does the greatest good.
By Kelvin Collins

No quick solution to Georgia highway woes

Solving Georgia's transportation problems will require a multipronged approach -- such as increasing the gas tax or sales tax, toll roads, and billing alternative-fuel vehicles per mile driven.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

US stocks slump as oil rout continues

NEW YORK - A rout in oil prices shook financial markets Friday, pushing stocks to their worst weekly loss in two and a half years.
By Steve Rothwell

Proposal would boost hourly wages

Clementa Pinckney, a state senator from Jasper, is co-sponsoring a proposal to boost wages in South Carolina, which does not have its own state minimum wage.
By Sarita Chourey

Committee became a forum for small business

Small companies were still reeling from the recession in 2011 when Sam Graves became chairman of the House Small Business Committee. 

State's growth expected to outpace US

ATLANTA — For the second year in a row, Georgia is expected to grow faster than the rest of the U.S., according to an economic forecast the University of Georgia released Friday.
By Walter C. Jones

Gas stations cheer lower gas prices

NEW YORK - So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years? Guess again. Gas stations love low prices too.
By Jonathan Fahey

Shoppers still look to layaway

Making a comeback since the Great Recession, layaway plans are still being offered by many big-box retailers.
By Jenna Martin

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cutting from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Neapolitan Cupcake to close doors next weekend

Neapolitan Cupcake & Gift Shoppe on Pleasant Home Road will serve its last treat Dec. 20.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Google to close Spain's Google News

Google's decision comes just beforethe enactment of a Spanish law that requires news aggregators to pay to link content to publishers.
By Alan Clendenning

3 major teen retailers face sales declines

NEW YORK - Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult. Teen retailers are learning that lesson the hard way this holiday season
By Anne D'Innocenzio

RadioShack's fight with lenders goes on

NEW YORK - RadioShack's troubles continue to mount as it spars with lenders and its losses grow. 
By Michelle Chapman

DDA treasurer resigns from board

DDA treasurer Sanford Loyd resigned from the board, saying he wants to be more vocal about the city's direction.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

US stocks slide the most in two months

NEW YORK — Oil resumed its slide Wednesday and took the market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off was an OPEC report that projected demand would sink to levels not seen in ...
By Steve Rothwell

Falling oil prices will mean lower airfare

Airlines are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand. As a result, they expect to cut the average ticket price by 5 percent in 2015, excluding surcharges and ...
By John Heilprin

City business expo held Wednesday

The Augusta Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department held its seventh annual business expo Wednesday at the Boathouse. 
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Merchants discuss parking downtown

Downtown merchants gathered Tuesday to give input on a downtown parking management plan.
By Jenna Martin

Fed proposing big US banks boost capital cushions

Federal Reserve proposing 8 biggest US banks boost capital cushions; goal is to cut risk.
By Marcy Gordon

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