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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Property near fort to be developed

Work on more than 20,000 square feet of office and warehouse space just outside Fort Gordon could start by the end of this year.
By Jenna Martin

Budweiser gives Clydesdales holiday pink slip

NEW YORK - Budweiser is putting its Clydesdales out to pasture for the holidays.

Health care M&A leads global deal surge

As drugmakers and hospitals cut costs and sharpen focus, health care deals lead global surge.
By Linda A. Johnson

Construction roundup

Building permits

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Biz Bits

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

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Students complete trade labor program

Ray La Luz gladly stepped forward when the call went out for new trade workers to help alleviate a labor shortage in the construction industry. Now, he's on his way to an apprenticeship at Plant ...
By Meg Mirshak

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index carved out all-time highs, extending the market's gains for the week. It was the third record close for the Dow in the week and ...
By Alex Veiga

Business owners gain lessons in becoming more profitable

NEW YORK — Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 shops in Guatemala. She also pays extortion money so gangs won’t attack her stores.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Owning historic inns often a labor of love

For those in the business of running older inns, it often takes both a passion and financial security.
By Jenna Martin

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430 million

NEW YORK — This year’s flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Augusta lumber mill getting $25 million upgrade

An Augusta lumber mill is getting an equipment upgrade to make on-site operations more efficient.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta second place again in digital city ranking

For the second year in a row, Augusta ranked second as a top digital city in the nation in an annual survey by the Center for Digital Government.

Elanco expanding Augusta operations

A global animal health products company announced Friday a $100 million investment at its Augusta plant that is expected to create 100 new jobs within the next three years.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

High School students test trade skills

The Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds smelled like sawdust and sounded like a construction site Thursday as high school students participated in the first East Georgia Workforce Development ...
By Sean Gruber

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, ...
By Matthew Perrone

'FlexMex' restaurant opening in Augusta

Atlanta-based "FlexMex" restaurant chain Tin Lizzy's Cantina is opening its first store outside metro Atlanta in March in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Shopgirl: Twitter significantly boosts search capabilities

This is interesting - Twitter announced earlier this week that it's revamping its search tool, search.twitter.com, to include every tweet sent since 2006.
By Gracie Shepherd

Gauge of US economy posts 0.9 percent October gain

Gauge of US economy posts healthy 0.9 percent rise in October, best showing since July.
By Martin Crutsinger

Business news

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department for the city of Augusta will hold its annual business expo Dec. 10.
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Construction roundup

Building permits

Electrolux donates appliances to SafeHomes

Electrolux, a major employer in the Augusta area, has committed to donating all major appliances needed to fully outfit SafeHomes of Augusta's new 36-bed domestic violence emergency shelter, which broke ground Nov. 20.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cutting from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Biz Bits

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

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Biz Bits

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

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