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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Avon hoax raises questions

NEW YORK - An apparently bogus offer to take over Avon Products that appeared on a regulatory Web site sent its stock on a wild ride Thursday and raised questions about the security of the online ...
By Marley Jay and Bernard Condon

USDA creates GMO-free labeling

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.
By Mary Clare Jalonick

Activists target Arctic drilling

Environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest are sensing a political shift surrounding energy production, and have mobilized against projects that would transform the region into a gateway for ...
By Phuong Le

Coupons: Why they might wind up costing you money

NEW YORK — Coupons are everywhere. Everyone loves a good deal, and it’s like free money, right? Well, not exactly. First, you’ve got to realize why coupons were created: to get you to spend.

Bombardier says 1,750 job cuts due to soft demand for jets

MONTREAL — Bombardier confirmed Thursday it will cut more than 1,750 employees in Canada and Northern Ireland over the coming months to adjust for weak demand for some of its business jets.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Business news

NEW YORK - J.C. Penney Co. on Wednesday raised its guidance for a key sales measure while reporting a narrower loss in the first quarter than it had a year ago. 

Wal-Mart to test drive unlimited shipping

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer priced below Amazon's popular $99 per year service.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

More vehicles recalled for problem Takata air bag inflators

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. are expanding their recalls over problem air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. by another 6.5 million vehicles.
By Yuri Kageyama

Toyota, Mazda announce 'long-term partnership' in technology

Toyota, Mazda announce 'long-term partnership' in various green, safety technologies, products.
By Yuri Kageyama

Jenkins County adding 100 jobs with plant expansion

An aluminum manufacturing facility in Jenkins County expects to add 100 new jobs as it expands existing operations there over the next three years, according to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs scored well in insurance crash test

The Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler four-door got the highest, or "good," rating in the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap crash tests.
By Tom Krisher

Weinberger's employee reaches 50 years with company

J. Walker Penland may have generated millions of dollars in sales during his 50-year career at Weinberger's, but he doesn't consider himself a salesman.
By Jenna Martin

Food Lion owner in merger talks with Stop & Shop operator

Dutch, Belgian retailers Ahold and Delhaize say they are in preliminary merger talks.

US job openings fall, hiring rises in mixed report

US job openings fall, hiring rises as figures paint mixed picture of labor market.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

Limited choices, rising prices keep many first-time buyers from getting a home this spring.

Verizon bids $4.4 billion for AOL

Verizon Communications buying AOL for $4.4 billion in a push into busy online video market.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Trampoline park to open soon

Management at the new AirStrike trampoline park is awaiting final inspection before opening the indoor venue, possibly by late this week.
By Jenna Martin

Starbucks hopes 'Mini Frappuccino' tempts new customers

Starbucks dangles 'Mini Frappuccino' for people looking for small indulgence.

Self-driving cars getting dinged in California

AP Exclusive: Testing their skills on California roads, self-driving cars have had 4 accidents.
By Justin Pritchard

Why homebuyers face a tough spring

Limited listings and higher prices are making spring a challenging season for homebuyers.

Restaurant inspections

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

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honor people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.
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Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

A 14th civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the private probation company Sen­tinel Offender Services, this time in the U.S. District Court’s Brunswick Division.
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