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Monday, March 23, 2015

Study shows women in charge means bigger profits

LONDON - A study last year found that units with equal numbers of men and women in management delivered more profits more consistently than those dominated by men.
By Danica Kirka

Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.
By Roxana Hegeman

Bee's Knees owners to open growler pub

Eric and Kristi Kinlaw are in the midst of gutting a storefront next to the Bee's Knees for The Hive Growler Bar, a hybrid retail growler shop, restaurant and bar.
By Jenna Martin

Tourists flocking to Cuba 'before the Americans come'

Foreign tourists are flocking to Cuba before the American business boom changes the nation.
By Andrea Rodriguez

Nissan air bag recalls are being examined

DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that two Nissan recalls didn't go far enough to fix a problem with front-seat air bag seat sensors.

Starbucks baristas will stop writing "Race Together"

The company had planned all along to end the cup messages on Sunday and continue the campaign more broadly, Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson said, adding that the move had nothing to do with the ...
By Candice Choi and Tom Krisher

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Platform sharing is affecting economy

ATLANTA — Georgia legislators are trying to decide whether to regulate Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-sharing platforms or to deregulate the taxicabs and limos they compete with. 
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, March 20, 2015

Business news

LONDON - One of the world's most popular weed-killers - and the most widely used kind in the U.S. - has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization

Golf stores see business spike during Masters

Before the Masters pratice rounds even begin, Masters-related business will have already hit local golf stores.
By Jenna Martin

US requires disclosure of chemicals for oil, gas drilling on public lands

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major ...
By Matthew Daly and Josh Lederman

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples

BOISE, Idaho - Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying ...
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Keith Ridler

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Movie theater with restaurant now under construction

A new movie theater in the works for Augusta will help keep date night under one roof.
By Jenna Martin

Simon Property boosts its bid for Macerich to $16.8B

NEW YORK — Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and says that will be its best and final offer.
By Joseph Pisani

Thursday, March 19, 2015

N. Augusta panel OKs plan to redevelop Kmart site

Hours after Kmart officials denied "unsubstantiated rumors" that its North Augusta store is closing, city planning commissioners approved a preliminary site plan Thursday that would do just that ...
By Jenna Martin

Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach

A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.
By Steve Karnowski and Michelle Chapman

Nissan Murano sets itself apart

Nissan's stylish 2015 Murano mid-size, sport utility vehicle is getting lots of second and even third looks as consumers seek the next big thing in SUVs.
By Ann M. Job

Plans for Kroger Marketplace near Grovetown

A Kroger Marketplace is still slated to break ground near Grovetown this year, though the plans no longer include reconfiguring William Few Parkway.
By Jenna Martin

Tin Lizzy's opens Monday

Tin Lizzy's Cantina will begin serving gourmet tacos and margaritas in Augusta next week.

As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

SAN FRANCISCO — Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing ...
By Brandon Bailey

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