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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

RadioShack warns of possible bankruptcy

NEW YORK - RadioShack warned Thursday that it might need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.

Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

WASHINGTON — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Metro foreclosures increase

A dramatic jump in the number of foreclosure auction filings in Richmond County drove higher the foreclosure activity in the Augusta metro area for August.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Business news

A new Zaxby's restaurant is under construction near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Major airlines earn record profits while regional carriers struggle

DALLAS - Regional airlines' profits are shrinking, costs are rising, and they're having trouble finding enough pilots to work for the salaries they pay.
By David Koenig

Augusta restaurateur adding Italian eatery in Martinez

The operator of Kitchen 1454 in Augusta is opening Italian eatery in the former Robolli's in Martinez.
By Jenna Martin

Business and employer summit set for Sept. 30

A business sumit is planned for Sept. 30 to help business owners and managers overcome challenges in the workplace.

Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
By Tom Murphy

Zaxby's under construction near Doctors Hospital

A new Zaxby's restaurant is under construction near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

New medical district apartments to be finished by May

Construction has started on a modern, boutique-style apartment building along the Augusta Canal within the city's medical district.
By Jenna Martin

Economic forecast in much of world: Dim to gloomy

Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance.
By Paul Wiseman

US job openings near 13-year high, hiring rises

U.S. job openings remained near 13-year high in July, while total hiring jumps.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

New 'breastaurant' chain Twin Peaks opening

The old Sticky Fingers restaurant in the Augusta Exchange is being transformed by a "breastaurant" chain new to the area.
By Jenna Martin

About that raise... US execs feeling tight-fisted

Harvard survey finds falling wages, more part-time jobs and firms favoring robots over people.
By Josh Boak

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

WFXG channel restored for DIRECTV viewers

A retransmission agreement between Raycom Media and DIRECTV has been reached "in principle," ending a blackout of local Fox-affiliate channel WFXG.
By Jenna Martin

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3 billion deal.
By Jonathan Fahey

Ga. August revenues up 3.5 percent

ATLANTA - State officials say Georgia's net tax collections for August totaled $1.39 billion, up 3.5 percent from a year ago.

Managers seek bonds that make difference

NEW YORK — Instead of lending to just the government or a faceless corporation, what if your bond mutual fund helped to vaccinate kids around the world? Or financed a clean-water project or ...
By Stan Choe

Biz Bits

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

Biz Bits

Apple reports record-setting pre-orders for latest iPhones

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.
Databases

Restaurant inspections

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On The Move

CAROLINE CHALMERS New job title: Account executive Employer: Wein-bergers Office Supply Education: Bachelor of science in communication, USC Aiken DR.

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