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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM

Toyota still top in global vehicle sales, over VW, GM, after first 3 quarters of year.
By Yuri Kageyama

Bond mutual funds are the key to stability

NEW YORK - Oh, right. Stability. That's what bond mutual funds are for. When stock markets tumbled around the world last week, bond funds remained solid once again.
By Stan Choe

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Biz Bits

John Chandler was named top producer in September for Georgia Bank & Trust.

Day planner

Wednesday: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans-to-Locks Road, Martinez; $25 members, $35 for nonmembers others; (706) ...

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

NEW YORK - The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
By Ken Sweet

Business news

NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.

Downtown Augusta gets dry cleaner

The owner of an Augusta dry cleaner has added an Eighth Street location to serve the niche market downtown.
By Jenna Martin

US official: Auto safety agency under review

WASHINGTON - Trans­port­ation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday.
By Joan Lowy

Companies enjoying lower fuel prices

The smiles at Martina’s Flowers & Gifts are getting as big as those of the recipients of the bouquets it delivers each day. When prices go down at the gas pump, so do the costs of doing ...
By Tim Rausch

Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it’s a serious drag on profits.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.
By Michelle Chapman

Thomson distribution center to move

A distribution center located in Thomson for more than 30 years will move to west Georgia in 2015.
By Donna Stillinger

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar

DALLAS - Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop, but don't expect fares to fall too.
By David Koenig

Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, shares fall

The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forcast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.
By Mae Anderson

Job recruitment event for new pigments plant well-attended

An event recruiting workers for a new colorant manufacturing plant under construction in south Augusta drew more than 200 job seekers Thursday within the first hour.
By Jenna Martin

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by North America

DETROIT — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.
By Tom Krisher

American Airlines tops 3Q net income expectations

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $942 million.

Caterpillar beats Wall Street 3Q forecasts

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $1.02 billion.

Augusta jobless rate declines

Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in September, down from 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
By Tim Rausch
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Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Biz Bits

John Chandler was named top producer in September for Georgia Bank & Trust.

New leadership named for MOX project

David Del Vecchio, formerly vice president of project management of CB&I Areva MOX Services, is replacing Kelly Trice, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

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