Open-source textbooks pushed as way to cut college costs

STORRS, Conn. - The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.
By Michael Melia

Simpler licensing for military spouses

ATLANTA - The husbands and wives of service members transferred to Georgia could have an easier time getting a job under legislation passed unanimously Thursday by the House of Representatives.

Augusta tourism officials to focus on millennials

The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau is going all-in to attract the younger generation through a new marketing initiative unveiled at the organization's annual State of Tourism luncheon Thursday.
By Damon Cline

Water shutdown impact on business could be $1.6 million

The one-day impact of Augusta's boil water advisory could easily be in the seven-figure range.
By Damon Cline

Yellen won't gauge effect of overseas turmoil yet

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair­wo­man Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies.
By Martin Crutsinger

Water warning hits businesses

Some establishments, particularly in the food business, chose to close rather than deal with the inconvenience of operating under special water protocols and the prospect that many customers would eat elsewhere.
By Damon Cline

Water problems affect up to 500 bars and restaurants

As many as 500 bars and restaurants were in the boil water advisory area, but those with emergency plans to work around it could stay open, an official with the Richmond County Health Department said.
By Tom Corwin

Local entrepreneur sweeping trash-hauling market

In just five years, Robert Wilson's nose for business has helped him transform a small trash-hauling company into the metro area’s largest locally owned disposal and recycling firm: Precision Waste Services Inc.
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: Is growth at fort taken for granted?

I have to wonder: Is the story of Augusta becoming ground zero for America’s burgeoning cyber-defense industry already passe?
By Damon Cline

Licensing delays opening of brewery

A pile of empty kegs is growing at Riverwatch Brewery, and so is the excitement surrounding what could be the city's first brewery in more than a century.
By Travis Highfield

Georgia Bank CEO honored

Georgia Bank & Trust CEO R. Daniel Blanton is being honored with a state House resolution recognizing Blanton's leadership role in the state and national banking industries.

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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Chamber of commerce honors longtime banker

Longtime Augusta banker Patrick G. Blanchard was presented with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization's 11th annual meeting Thursday evening.

Drug executive takes the Fifth at Capitol Hill hearing over raised prices

A smirking Martin Shkreli has taken the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing when asked about his practice of jacking up drug prices.
By Marcy Gordon

Shopgirl: Make these gift boxes personal for sweetie

Veuve Clicquot has an entire line of champagne gift boxes that take giving to a new level of personalization, perfect for any Valentine's Day gifts you're looking for.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Toyota to discontinue Scion line

After years of courting younger buyers with their own brand, Toyota discovered that what they really wanted was Toyotas.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Martinez barbecue restaurant holds grand opening

Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q had its grand opening Wednesday in Martinez at 3412 Old Petersburg Road, an address that for decades served as the once rural hamlet's hub of community activity.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Exxon profits fall 58 percent in fourth quarter

Exxon's core exploration and production business lost money in the U.S. and international earnings plummeted by nearly two-thirds. It was the oil giant's smallest profit since the third quarter of ...
By David Koenig

Yahoo will cut 1.700 from workforce

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa May­er can save her job.
By Michael Liedtke

Smoothie restaurant coming to Augusta Exchange in April

The fast-casual concept specializes in smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads.
By Damon Cline

State panel to review Vogtle costs

ATLANTA - Electricity customers and the public will get a detailed look at what's to blame for cost overruns in the construction of two nuclear reactors.
By Walter Jones

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Georgia Power plans boost in renewable energy sources

ATLANTA - Georgia Pow­er intends to add more renewable energy sources as part of its long-term plan, but not enough for environmental groups.
By Walter C. Jones

Chipotle E. coli cases appear over, CDC says

Although the CDC closed its investigation, the source of the illness that spread to 14 states is still unknown. Chipotle executives say they might never be able to identify what made people sick.
By Marcy Gordon

Google parent ousts Apple as most valuable

The shift occurred in Monday's extended trading after Alphabet released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market.
By Michael Liedtke

Jones group acquires Bobby Jones Ford

The Gerald Jones Auto Group announced it had acquired the Bob­by Jones Expressway dealership from the heirs of former owner Frank Law­rence and has plans to give the franchise a major ...
By Damon Cline

Lawmakers, Unisys celebrate office opening

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Unisys Corporation executives gathered outside the old Fort Discovery building to celebrate the opening of the company's newest client service center.
By Travis Highfield

Wal-Mart leaves small Ga. towns

ALMA, Ga. - Some small Georgia towns had gotten a taste of big town convenience, but that taste turned bitter when Wal-Mart announced that seven of the 269 stores it was closing nationwide were in ...
By Terry Dickson

Lawmakers weigh consumer bills

ATLANTA - A clue to how at least one consumer-protection bill may fair in this year's session of the General Assembly came during a panel discussion when all four legislators and the moderator ...
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

'Dark pool' fraud deal is reached

WASHINGTON — Two banks, Barclays and Credit Suisse, are paying a combined $154.3 million to settle government investigations that they misled clients about being able to safely trade on their ...
By Josh Boak

MIT wins Hyperloop competition

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk's idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Shopgirl: Service app will take all your complaints

Enter Service, an app that takes your complaint for companies ranging from Verizon Wireless to hotels and all kinds of other businesses.
By Gracie Shepherd

First Bank-State Bank merger has been smooth

If there were a downside to First Bank of Georgia's now year-old merger into State Bank & Trust, Remer Brinson and Cameron Nixon haven't been able to find it.
By Damon Cline
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