Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay

NEW YORK — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.
By Mae Anderson

Growth - but not expansion - in US Internet gambling market

Internet gambling market growing - but not expanding - in United States after 2 1/2 years.
By Wayne Parry

How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off

Going green: Small changes can often make a green home remodel pay off faster.
By Alex Veiga

Airplanes wait longer on ground

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October

ASHINGTON - Consumer spending posted a modest 0.1 percent increase for a second month in a row in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.
By Martin Crutsinger

Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics

AP Interview: Coke executive addresses company's 'adversarial' relationship with critics.
By Candice Choi Associated Press

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slides to 3.95 percent

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 3.95 pct.; 15-year loan unchanged at 3.18 percent.
By Josh Boak

Economic growth revised upward for 3rd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked goods at a stronger pace than first thought.
By Martin Crutsinger

E-mails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But e-mails show the company was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network. 
By Candice Choi

Gas prices keep dropping

ATLANTA - Heading over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house will be less costly this Thanksgiving, AAA said Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

Consolation prize: Forced to open on Thanksgiving, independent retailers expect to be busy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Articles from the Business section archive

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Your Money: Utility bill already paid? Don't fall for this scam

Have you paid your utility bill? Chances are that you have, but that isn't stopping scammers from taking advantage of businesses and consumers by impersonating water and cable company employees ...
By Kelvin Collins

Developer planning 360-unit retirement community in Martinez

Bennett Hofford, the owner of Bennett Hofford Construction, is seeking new zoning for 40 acres at 309 Furys Ferry Road for Indigo Hall, a complex involving an assisted care facility, independent ...
By Tim Rausch

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 32 U.S. states last month – including Georgia – as employers nationwide added the most jobs of any month this year.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Politician defends new gas taxes

Known as House Bill 170, the law is expected to generate $1.2 billion annually for the Georgia Department of Transportation through new excise taxes on gasoline that replace the previous tax.
By Damon Cline

Square's stock soars 45 percent in first day of trading

SAN FRANCISCO — Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public offering to get the deal done.
By Michael Liedtke

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

DETROIT — When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.
By Tom Krisher

Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

NEW YORK — Corporate America has a profit problem. U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession.

Event at fairground tests students' trade skills

Students from 11 different high school technical programs statewide participated in the East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in construction-related competition ranging ...
By Sean Gruber

Ga. jobless rate lowest in 7 years

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.7 percent, its lowest level in more than seven years.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Fed pondering December rate increase

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials believed last month that the economic conditions needed to trigger the first interest rate increase in nearly a decade could "well be met" by their next ...
By Martin Crutsinger

Augusta job growth will outpace state's, forecast says

Job growth in the coming year is expected to be moderate in Georgia, and Augusta's is to be among the fastest, according to a university forecast released Wednesday.
By Walter C. Jones

MAU plans "Hiring Day" job fair

Augusta-based human resources firm will interview people interested in industrial and administrative jobs.

Oct. home construction slumps on fewer apartment buildings

US housing starts plummet 11 pct. in October; steep drop in apartment ground breakings.
By Josh Boak

SC to reduce income tax withholdings

COLUMBIA - South Carolina plans to reduce the amount of money withheld for state income taxes, beginning in 2017.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Stronger economy, cheaper gas mean clogged roads this Thanksgiving

NEW YORK — Here are some tips to help you avoid travel delays during hectic Thanksgiving holidays.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Big Texas welcome for Google self-driving cars

AUSTIN, Texas — With Google’s self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane.
By Paul J. Weber and Justin Pritchard

Facebook CEO on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

In an exclusive interview, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg says he's not out to disrupt charity
By Brandon Bailey

Rise in inflation could ensure Fed rate increase

Consumer prices increase 0.2 percent in Oct.; but year of low gas costs keep inflation at bay.
By Josh Boak

New DDA video promotes downtown to retailers

The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta released a promotional video to lure retailers to the central business district.
By Damon Cline

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Paris attacks might renew encryption debate

So far, there's no hard evidence that the Paris extremists relied on encrypted communications to plan the attacks that left 129 people dead. But it wouldn't be a surprise if they did.
By Bree Fowler and Michael Liedtke
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