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Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

US credit card late payments down in second quarter

TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US credit cards slides to lowest level in at least 7 years.
By Alex Veiga

US home price gains slow in June

US home prices rise 8.1 percent in June; smallest increase in more than 18 months.
By Josh Boak

US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

US consumer confidence rises for fourth month to highest level in nearly 7 years.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

US economists agree with Fed's concerns but fear it will raise rates too late.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

Buyout plan offered to Turner employees as broadcasting company looks to downsize.

Tea emporium opens in Augusta Mall

Starbucks-owned Teavana is the latest national retailer to open a store in the Augusta Mall.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Amazon to buy Twitch

NEW YORK - Amazon is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
By Mae Anderson

Burger King could move to Canada

NEW YORK - Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
By Candice Choi

Townhomes to replace old daycare center in Summerville

An old daycare facility across from Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus has been razed to make way for a cluster of townhomes.
By Jenna Martin

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks.
By Alex Veiga

Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating new publicly listed company based in Canada.

Sales of US new homes fall in July

US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000.
By Josh Boak

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Health law could affect tax refunds

WASHINGTON — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance ...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Invasive insect poses threat to Florida citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. - Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser that ...
By Tamara Lush

Scammers now targeting utility customers

Have you paid your utility bill? Chances are that you have, but that isn't stopping scammers from taking advantage of consumers by impersonating utility company employees looking to deactivate for ...
By Kelvin Collins

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

IPO allowed Google to make big bet it can become indispensable

SAN FRANCISCO - Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. CEO Larry Page is determined ...
By Michael Liedtke

Women-owned firms growing quickest in Georgia

Since 1997, the number of businesses helmed by women in the Peach State has skyrockted by 118 percent, almost double the national increase of 68 percent, according to a report.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Jell-O's revitalization a big flop

NEW YORK - Despite its enduring place in pop culture, Jell-O sales have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in popularity.
By Candice Choi

Chinese stocks grow amid economic slowdown

NEW YORK - Surprise: One of the summer's hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier.
By Stan Choe

Biz Bits

PATRICK WARD Award/honor: Certified as a preferred provider in the CSRA Home Connections Local Alliance Co-op Marketing Program. Details: He is owner of Big Country Surveying.

Restaurant inspections

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

Biz Bits

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

Day planner

THIS WEEK THURSDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Member Economic Luncheon, speaker is Carol Johnson, CEO of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.

On The Move

Dr. Jared Mitchell is a new general surgeon at University Hospital McDuffie.

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