Errors delay fliers in trusted traveler programs

NEW YORK - Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren't getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Leadership Augusta names 2017 participants

Leadership Augusta, an affiliate of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, has selected 36 area businesspeople to be in the 2017 adult class.

Dow Jones closes down 611 points

Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.

Man charged after he allegedly impersonated police officer

An Augusta man is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in front of a Richmond County Sheriff's Office employee.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel

WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues. Sen.
By Matthew Perrone

Health insurer's limiting of choices worries patients

Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn't happy with her insulin pump and finally switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health insurer is pushing her to go back. UnitedHealth Group Inc.
By Tom Murphy

Green Dunkin' Donuts operates in Martinez

The new restaurant at 315 S. Belair Road, Suite 1 - the metro area's 10th Dunkin' Donuts franchise - was designed and built with special requirements to address energy efficiency, water reduction and it's overall "environmental footprint."
By Damon Cline

UK pound plunges as referendum results point to EU exit

LONDON - The British pound plunged to a 31-year low Friday as results in the country's European Union referendum gave the "leave" side a small but growing lead.
By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless

VW to pay near $10.2B to settle emissions claims

Volkswagen will spend about $10.2 billion to settle an emissions cheating scandal in the U.S. that has turned into one of the largest cases of corporate deception in the nation's history.
By Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker

Nation's largest banks all pass Fed's 'stress tests'

NEW YORK - The largest U.S. financial institutions have enough armor to withstand the turmoil of a major and prolonged national and global recession, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
By Ken Sweet

Articles from the Business section archive

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Collins: Consider rent, location, space when looking for a new apartment

Many families move each year in search of opportunity and a new place to live. Many others are looking to move their college students into apartments.
By Kelvin Collins

Biz bits

Kendrick Paint and Body received the Best In Class-Service Award from Axalta Customer Business Council on Yahoo Finance for having the highest Customer service ratings out of 126 body shops in the ...

Contracts for deeds can cause legal mess

To Fredie McKinney, buying the mobile home seemed like a great idea. It was big enough for McKinney, his wife and his elderly mother. The fenced 8-acre property in Harwood, Texas, was perfect for ...
By Sophie Quinton

Zuckerberg hacking serves as reminder about passwords

NEW YORK - Mark Zuckerberg can be hacked, and so can you. The Facebook founder's rarely used Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts were briefly compromised June 5, serving as a reminder that ...
By Bree Fowler

Adviser's firings highlight problem at brokerages

SCOTRUN, Pa. - He was fired from one company, then another, then another. And still Anthony Diaz continued handling other people's money.
By Michael Rubinkam

Scuttlebiz: Payday loan shops target the unprotected

Nobody should lose sleep over stricter rules to limit the high costs associated with payday loans.
By Damon Cline

Friday, June 10, 2016

Federal government budget deficit declined sharply in May

WASHINGTON - The federal government's budget deficit shrank sharply in May because of a calendar quirk. But even with latest improvement, the deficit for the first eight months of this budget year ...
By Martin Crutsinger

Electric car maker Tesla denies safety problems with Model S suspensions

DETROIT - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is denying allegations that there are safety problems with its vehicle suspensions.

US airlines approved for flights to Cuba

HAVANA - Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades, another milestone in President Obama's ...
By Scott Mayerowitz and Joan Lowy

Gawker files for bankruptcy, reveals sale plan

NEW YORK - Gawker Media is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and putting itself up for sale, strained by a jury's verdict that it must pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in an ...
By Mae Anderson

Good Deeds

Top Notch Express Car Wash is planning to continue offering free car washes for a year to educators selected as the "Top Notch Teacher" each month during the 2016-2017 program.

Aiken official to discuss learning program at chamber event

Aiken County Public Schools Superintendent Sean Alford will discuss the Accelerated Learning Initiative at North Augusta and Aiken high schools during a North Augusta Chamber of Commerce breakfast ...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Reuse of SRS surplus wins notice

A program to reuse or dispose of surplus equipment at the Savannah River Site has won its first national recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy for its environmental benefits as well as ...
By Walter C. Jones

More travelers sign up for airport programs, only to wait

NEW YORK - A growing number of travelers are signing up for the government's expedited airport screening programs, only to face another wait.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Investigator says FDA took its time with latest recall

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government ...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Top "Young Professionals' honored

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Augusta Magazine recognized their 2016 "Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch" during the chamber's second quarter economic luncheon at the Augusta ...

Vogtle was rejected for additional reactor

ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle, where two reactors operate and two more are under construction, was rejected as the site for an additional reactor to minimize concentration concerns, Georgia Power ...
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Phone could soon sense all around you

SAN FRANCISCO - Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings - the room's size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do ...
By Michael Liedtke

Job openings rise, but employers reduce hiring

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in nine months in April but pulled back on filling them, a sign of caution that could reflect concerns about tepid economic growth.
By Christopher S. Rugaber
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