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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Treasury still approving 'excessive' pay raises for top executives

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Treasury Department continued to approve "excessive" pay raises for top executives at General Motors and its former consumer finance arm, both of which received ...
By Marcy Gordon

Augusta startups making presence felt

Half a dozen startup businesses were on display Wednesday during theClubhou.se's "Demo Day," designed to support and promote the city's startup community.
By Jenna Martin

Federal grant awarded for Rockwood infrastructure

A federal grant of more than $1 million has been awarded for infrastructure improvements associated with the new Rockwood pigment plant near the Augusta airport.

Technology town hall meeting to focus on legislative topics

The Technology Association of Georgia will hold a town hall meeting Oct. 8 to focus on issues and policies surrounding emerging technology communities across the state.

Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

PASADENA, Calif. — Wal-Mart is introducing a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate the overdraft and bounced-check fees traditionally charged by banks.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Business news

DETROIT - Cadillac is moving its headquarters to New York next year to be closer to more people living lives of luxury.
By Associated Press

Philips to separate lighting division into new company

Philips continues break-up, now spinning off lighting arm into separate company.

P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum

Procter & Gamble selling Iams, Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands.

Whole Foods has grand opening

Whole Foods, the new anchor to the Washington Crossing shopping center near Interstate 20, opened Tuesday.
By Jenna Martin

Gander Mountain opens

The retail chain opened its 52,000-square-foot store Tuesday in Martinez, on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway near the exit from Interstate 20,
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

State high court asks questions in Sentinel case

Georgia Supreme Court justices peppered both sides with questions during oral arguments in the legal battle over private probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo might be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba.
By Brandon Bailey

Businesses press for policy changes to help climate

Ahead of United Nations summit on climate change, businesses and investors are pressing for market-based solutions.
By Jonathan Fahey

Whole Foods, Gander Mountain open today

Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain and organic grocery store Whole Foods both open their Augusta stores on Tuesday.

US existing home sales fall in August

Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.
By Josh Boak

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

The nation's biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor's office.
By Tom Murphy

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

On The Move

Nathan Huff is a new attorney at the Law Office of Nathan E. Huff. He previously worked for Warlick, Tritt, Stebbins and Murray LLP for three years. 

Biz Bits

Leland Malchow was named in Best Lawyers in America 2015, based on a peer-review survey, for personal injury litigation. He is an attorney at Nimmons & Malchow P.C. in Augusta.

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

NEW YORK - Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to ...
By Mae Anderson

Water park to be built near Grovetown

The owner of the popular Lights of the South holiday attraction plans to build a $20 million water and amusement park on the property near Grovetown.
By Steve Crawford and Valerie Rowell

Business news

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it aims to begin selling by the middle of next year.

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS • S.D. Clifton Construction; Circle K, 440 Lewiston Road, Grovetown; commercial building, $1,050,000 • Augusta American Building; 3362 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; renovations, $50,000 • Frontier Building Corp.
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Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Biz Bits

Raymond Doumar was named in Best Lawyers in America 2015, and Plaintiff's Lawyer of the Year (Augusta) for 2015, based on a peer-review survey for his work in plaintiff's personal injury litigation. 

On The Move

Dr. Jennifer Lamneck is a new Oncologist at University Oncology. She served her internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., and fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia.

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