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Monday, April 14, 2014

IPO market could be cooling

NEW YORK — A hot market for initial public offerings might soon face a cooler reception from investors. IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000.
By Steve Rothwell

Construction roundup

Commercial building permits across the Augusta area. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ga. ports on track to smash cargo records in 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia's seaports are on track to finish the 2014 fiscal year with record cargo volumes as third-quarter numbers show big growth capped by the ports' busiest month ever in terms ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stronger growth ahead for global economy

WASHINGTON - The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth.

Evans parents sue GM over 2009 wreck

ATLANTA - Parents of an Evans teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it.

Despite innovations, Windows Phone 8 has gaps

By no means is Windows Phone 8 perfect. Despite the "8'' in the name, it is a second-generation system with room to grow.
By Anick Jesdanun

Biz Bits

Staci Cooper earned certification as a travel marketing profession­al from the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College. She is communications manager for the Augusta Convention and ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

High fees draining retirement accounts

A new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees - adding up to a modest-1 percent a year - would erase $70,000 from a worker's account over four-decades compared with lower-cost options.
By Josh Boak

Once-soaring tech stocks sink

The stocks of recent stars such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are 20 percent to 45 percent below their recent peaks. The steep downfall is raising questions about whether this is just ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Outlet mall on track to open by 2016 Masters

A new fashion outlet mall in Augusta should be open in time for the 2016 Masters Tournament.
By Jenna Martin

Subway phasing out 'yoga mat chemical' from bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.
By Candice Choi

Day Planner

Business events, seminars and more

5 Questions: Marc DuFour

What is the status of Club Car? A: The parent, Ingersoll-Rand, is investing significant amounts of money in Club Car because they see the future. We've had good growth. 
By Tim Rausch

E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges

The hum of small engines as golfers drive down cart paths is the sound of big business in Augusta. About 10 percent of the area's manufacturing workforce is invested in making electric vehicles.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chrysler, Ford, Mazda recall vehicles

Chrysler, Ford and Mazda have recalled vehicles for safety issues.

NY judge sentences SAC Capital in $1.8 billion fraud deal

NEW YORK - The once high-flying hedge fund SAC Capital was sentenced on criminal fraud charges Thursday under a $1.8 billion deal that prosecutors say included the largest criminal fine ever ...
By Larry Neumeister

Wal-Mart, Wild Oats team up for cheaper organic foods

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Red Carpet Tour brings industrial site consultants

The Red Carpet Tour, now in its 55th year, switches to site consultants, not business owners, to tout Augusta and state.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What you need to know about Heartbleed

Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself.
By Bree Fowler

Poll finds many Americans say filing tax returns is easy

With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal tax return is easy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
By Jennifer Agiesta

Restaurant inspections

Search databases of the latest restaurant inspection reports for Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.

Biz Bits

Marion Hester received the Masters Award-Emerald Level from Century 21 Real Estate Corp. for 2013. She is an agent for Century 21 Larry Miller Realty.

On the Move

James Painter is partner at Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC. Before forming Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC, he was a partner with Hull Barrett PC in Augusta for 11 years. He has 20 years' experience as a lawyer.