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Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Authority wants extension for jobs news

Augusta committed to improve conditions at a corporate park if a major manufacturer announces plans to locate here, but the announcement is now on hold.
By Susan McCord

Partridge Inn approved for Hilton brand affiliation

The Partridge Inn, in the midst of a major renovation, is on the fast-track for affiliation with a new Hilton boutique-style brand.
By Jenna Martin

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS • S.D. Clifton Construction; Circle K Properties, 3110 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta; commercial building, $350,000 • B.R.

Richest 1 percent see global wealth jump

The rich keep getting richer: Oxfam says wealth is increasingly concentrated in hands of few.
By Danica Kirka

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

Wait for energy stocks to hit bottom

Unless you can commit to energy stocks for the next two or three years, it's a good idea to wait on purchases for now.
By Stan Choe

With oil down, Alaska has budget woes

Oil prices that have fallen by more than half since April have put the state budget in serious condition. Officials are calling on residents to help solve the $3.5 billion deficit.
By Becky Bohrer

Milk industry braces for bust after 2014 boom

Buoyed by high demand and prices for dairy in 2014, farmers now faced an overproduction problem that is forcing down prices and has some dumping out milk.
By Dana Ferguson

In NY, debate flows over 'below minimum-wage'

A state wage board is expected to vote soon on raising the minimum wage for service workers who also receive tips to $7. Restaurants see increasing tipped wage as harmful and worry it will cause ...
By Deepti Hajela and David Klepper

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Home sales driving Augusta's mortgage market

Local mortgage professionals say that home purchases, and not refinances, are now driving the mortgage market in metro Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Unisys starts Augusta operations next week

Unisys continues to rev up its local workforce, with operations to start next week.
By Jenna Martin

Taxes, regulations are must-do

NEW YORK - Cutting regulations and taxes are on Rep. Steve Chabot's must-do list for small businesses.

Cybersecurity contractor opens center

Maryland-based Chiron Technology Services has opened a cybersecurity development center in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

High dollar dents company earnings

WASHINGTON — The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald’s. Techno­logy giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos. The culprit’s the same: A surging U.S. dollar.

Biz Bits

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

Day Planner

This week: Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business luncheon, speaker is Richmond County schools Superintendent Angela Pringle; 11:30 a.m.; Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road.

Goldman Sachs 4Q earnings fall 10 percent

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs posted a 10 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Friday as trading activity declined.
By Ken Sweet

Funding boom shows power of tech startups, raises concerns

SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven’t been seen since the heady days before the dot-com bubble ...
By Brandon Bailey

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Google Glass pulled off consumer market

SAN FRANCISCO - Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a ...
By Michael Liedtke

Business news

NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge determined Thursday that more oil than BP estimated spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after a rig explosion in 2010, a decision that could potentially cost the oil ...

Restaurant inspections

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

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.
Top headlines

Health care cost worries lock out substitutes

A decision on limiting hours of part-time Richmond County school employees to offset anticipated health care costs has been rescinded, but the mistake caused confusion and cost some substitute ...
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