US energy agency predicts gasoline will average under $2 a gallon

For the first time since 2004, U.S. drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 a gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday.

Injuries blamed on confusing Fiat Chrysler gear shifters

DETROIT - Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.
By Tom Krisher

Chipotle urges sick employees to stay home

NEW YORK - Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick as executives went over new food safety procedures Monday, keeping all of its U.S. locations shuttered early in the day.
By Candice Choi

Casinos woo millennials

BOSTON - Casinos worried that millennials aren't getting into gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other attractions to attract a younger clientele.
By Philip Marcelo

Airlines bring back small perks in coach

NEW YORK — After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Local entrepreneur sweeping trash-hauling market

In just five years, Robert Wilson's nose for business has helped him transform a small trash-hauling company into the metro area’s largest locally owned disposal and recycling firm: Precision Waste Services Inc.
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: Is growth at fort taken for granted?

I have to wonder: Is the story of Augusta becoming ground zero for America’s burgeoning cyber-defense industry already passe?
By Damon Cline

Licensing delays opening of brewery

A pile of empty kegs is growing at Riverwatch Brewery, and so is the excitement surrounding what could be the city's first brewery in more than a century.
By Travis Highfield

Georgia Bank CEO honored

Georgia Bank & Trust CEO R. Daniel Blanton is being honored with a state House resolution recognizing Blanton's leadership role in the state and national banking industries.
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