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Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Comcast 4Q profit edges up, adds customers, boosts dividend

Comcast net income edges up, boosts dividend, plans share buyback.
By Mae Anderson

Macy's offers cautious annual profit outlook

Retailer Macy's tops 4th quarter expectations, but forecast for fiscal 2015 falls short.

Solvay invests in Augusta facility

Solvay Specialty Polymers has chosen Augusta over a sister facility in India to build a new high-performance polymer unit.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Honda CEO to resign amid air bag recall scandal

Takanobu Ito, the head of Honda Motor Co., will step aside in June after more than 6.2 million recalls in the U.S. over an air bag safety defect that killed at least six.
By Elaine Kurtenbach

3 carriers to build Google's mobile wallet into new phones

Aiming to undercut Ap­ple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in hopes of getting more people to use its mobile wallet.
By Michael Liedtke

US home sales plunge in January

WASHINGTON - U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to their slowest pace in nine months.
By Josh Boak

Augusta businessman named to state economic board

The president of Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions was appointed to serve on the state's economic development board.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Business news

The Walt Disney Co. raised ticket prices to attend Disney­land, Walt Disney World and the rest of its U.S. theme parks, effective Sunday.

New visual search software under fire over security glitch

Silicon Valley startup Superfish was caught in a firestorm of criticism last week when researchers reported its visual search software - preloaded onto Lenovo PCs - could cause security breaches ...
By Brandon Bailey

Upscale service hotel to join Gander Mountain, CarMax

Hyatt Place will soon neighbor Gander Mountain and CarMax on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway in West Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Poll reports most Americans support high taxes on wealthy

WASHINGTON — The rich aren’t taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they’re too high as well.
By Stephen Ohlemacher and Emily Swanson

Scams link to real sites as malware downloads

Keep on the lookout for an e-mail scam that pretends to be a “community safety” alert. It looks like a warning for parents about a child predator in the area, but it’s really just a scam.
By Kelvin Collins

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Greece and European creditors reach deal on extension

BRUSSELS - After weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement on extending the country's rescue loans.
By Lorne Cook and Pan Pylas

Duke Energy charged with illegal pollution

RALEIGH, N.C. - Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps.
By Micheal Biesecker and Mitch Weiss

Herbert receives chamber's lifetime achievement award

Mark Herbert, a builder and businessman known for his years of public service and dedication to the community, was honored Friday.
By Steve Crawford

US will fine air bag maker $14,000 per day

RICHMOND, Va. - The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in an investigation of faulty air bag inflators
By Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher

Deal appoints Augustan to board

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed MAU President Randall W. Hatcher, of Augusta, to the state Board of Economic Development.

Local developer purchases old Woolworth building

The old Woolworth building at the corner of Eighth and Broad streets if off the real estate market after local developer T.R. Reddy purchased the property.
By Jenna Martin

Lower gas prices fuel store sales

Paying less at the gas pump has given motorists more money to spend inside on their favorite treats.
By Jenna Martin

On The Move

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Restaurant inspections

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

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Biz Bits

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

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On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.
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State legislators won't push bill for mayor

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won’t happen this year, with less than a month remaining in the legislative ...
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