Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September

Fed minutes: Officials worried about China's slowdown, persistently low inflation.
By Martin Crutsinger

Fiat Chrysler avoids strike with new tentative contract

Fiat Chrysler avoids strike after reaching new tentative agreement with United Auto Workers.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Evans toy store closing before holiday rush

The owner of the Learning Ex­press Toys store is retiring from retail to spend more time with her family and closing the store Nov. 15.
By Tim Rausch

Budweiser maker's increased bid for Miller parent rejected

BRUSSELS — Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller – in fact, any talk of the creation of a beer behemoth – should be put off for now as the owners continue to haggle over the terms of a merger.
By Raf Casert and Danica Kirka

Volkswagen delays delivery of 2016 diesel models

WASHINGTON - Volks­wagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Pas­sats and Beetles with diesel engines, the latest hit to the German automaker's credibility and bottom line.
By Michael Biesecker and Tom Krisher

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Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Augusta-born Bernanke, in new memoir, recalls Lehman's 'surreal' failure

WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke recalls the September weekend in 2008 when regulators sought desperately but in vain to save the investment bank Lehman Brothers as a "terrible, surreal moment.
By Martin Crutsinger

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week.

Retired Army officer opening Augusta's first craft brewery

Augusta will join Athens, Savannah, Macon, Statesboro and Atlanta in having locally crafted beer when Riverwatch Brewery opens next month.
By Susan McCord

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Farmhaus Burger to anchor new commercial development in Martinez

One of Augusta's most successful restaurateurs is opening a gourmet hamburger joint in Columbia County.
By Steve Crawford

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Construction roundup

Buildrite Construction; Edward Jones, 156 Univer­sity Parkway, Aiken; renovations, $37,000

US hiring slows in September amid slower global growth

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring slowed sharply last month and previous job gains were revised lower amid a broad slowdown in the global economy.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

SRS environmentally safe, report says

Savannah River Site announced Thursday that radioactive and chemical discharges during 2014 were well below federal, state and U.S. Department of Energy regulations and standards.

Requests for US unemployment benefits rose last week

Applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, but Americans are seeking jobless aid at historically low levels consistent with a healthy job market.
By Josh Boak

Liability shifts for credit card fraud

As of Thursday, the liability for fraud committed using traditional MasterCard and Visa magnetic-strip credit and debit cards will shift from banks to stores.
By Ken Sweet

EPA sets new limits on smog-causing pollution

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business ...
By Matthew Daly

Auto sales soar 16 percent in September led by Ford

September was a blockbuster sales month for the U.S. auto industry - except at Volkswagen, where an emissions scandal forced the company to halt sales of most of its diesel-powered vehicles.
By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Murphy

October visitor spending estimated to be $3.2 million

Visitors to Augusta are expected to spend more than $3.2 million in October.

Walton Way sandwich, donut shop combo opening Monday

A Monday opening is planned for the metro area's third Which Wich Superior Sandwiches location.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Consumer help for military in Ga.

ATLANTA - Members of the military serving in Georgia are getting new protection to go along with their body armor, camouflage and electronics: intelligence.
By Walter C. Jones

Survey: Lifted by solid consumer spending, US businesses added 200,000 jobs in September

WASHINGTON — Buoyed by strong consumer spending and steady home sales, U.S. businesses added jobs at a healthy pace in September, according to a private survey.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Innovation Summit returns for third year

A forum for local technology entrepreneurs returns for the third year next week at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Panel discusses homeowner associations

COLUMBIA - Home­owner association complaints filed since January has already outpaced an earlier year, according to the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs.
By Sarita Chourey
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Churches to hear presentation on Haiti orphans

Members of several area churches will gather at Gardner Grove Baptist Church to hear about helping the abandoned children of Haiti.
By Lisa Kaylor

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