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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Club Car parent company reports $306 million profit

Ingersoll-Rand, owner of Club Car, reported lower Q2 earnings on restructuring costs.

McDonald's profit slips; US sales decline

McDonald's profit slips as US sales continue to suffer.

Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke lags

Coke sales miss Wall Street expectations as Diet Coke remains soft.

Kimberly-Clark reports $509 million Q2 profit

Kimberly-Clark reported a profit of $509 million down from $526 million a year earlier.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tax office to close Thursday, Friday

The Richmond County tax commissioner's office will be closed for a half-day on Thursday and all day Friday as operations are moved to a new suite.
By Doug Stutsman

Netflix earnings more than double

SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's quarter earnings more than doubled as the Internet video service surpassed 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
By Michael Liedtke

Gay, transgender workers gain bias protection

WASHINGTON - President Obama ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the government and companies holding federal contracts.
By Nedra Pickler

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

WASHINGTON - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy.
By Seth Borenstein

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food safety scare

BEIJING - McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.
By Joe McDonald

How to spot a survey scammer

We have all seen the ads, "Take our short survey and receive a $50 gift card!" Offers like this claim to be gathering customer feedback for legitimate businesses, however, many might be promoting ...
By Kelvin Collins

Sunday, July 20, 2014

New chief begins at SRNS

Just six weeks into her new job, Carol Johnson, the new chief of Savannah River Site's primary contractor, has her eye on the site's half-century old infrastructure and aging workforce.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day planner

THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers; (706) 651-0018

Biz Bits

Ray Chadwick was appointed to the Georgia Commission of Dispute Resolution by the Supreme Court of Georgia. He is with Chadwick Mediation Services LLC.

On The Move

Amy Cook is a new residential sales agent at Meybohm Realtors.

Upper-level jobs harder to come by

While the labor market continues on an upward trend, job seekers looking for an upper-level position might find themselves left out in the cold.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 18, 2014

Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court

DETROIT - A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.
By Tom Krisher

Business news

A new commercial center under development in front of the Augusta Mall will bring three businesses and a bank ATM to Wrightsboro Road.

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. - The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy ...
By Jason Dearen

Corporate eye on expansion could benefit funds

NEW YORK - After years of funneling cash to investors, companies may be looking to spend more on themselves. Mutual fund managers are cheering.
By Stan Choe

Retail building construction in front of Augusta Mall

A new center under development in front of the Augusta Mall will bring three businesses and a bank ATM to Wrightsboro Road.

Biz Bits

Faye Davis was named top relocation agent for May by Century 21 Larry Miller Realty
Databases

Restaurant inspections

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

Biz Bits

Lowell Dorn was named president of the board of trustees of the Augusta Museum of History. He is the information manager for Morris Communications.

On The Move

Patrick Kingsmill is the new senior vice president and trust officer at Georgia Bank & Trust.

Top headlines

Taxpayers dodge financial bullet thanks to judge's ruling

Taxpayers dodged a financial punch when a judge ruled this month Augusta doesn't have to pay attorney fees to the company that successfully sued the city over its bidding process.
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