John Deere officially opens Augusta-area’s largest warehouse

After nearly two years of planning and construction — which included carving 40 feet of earth from a hillside — metro Augusta's largest warehouse building was officially opened Tuesday at Grovetown's John Deere manufacturing complex.
By Damon Cline

Apple’s quarterly sales fall

SAN FRANCISCO — After stumbling in 2016, Apple is betting on a better year ahead.

Federal judge OKs Volkswagen emission deal

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.
By By Sudhin Thanawala and Tom Krisher

Augusta Riverfront adding second hotel to convention center complex

Augusta Riverfront LLC on Tuesday announced plans to build a second downtown hotel adjacent to the Augusta Convention Center after city commissioners approved leasing the hotel parking spaces and funding construction of a pedestrian bridge.
By Susan McCord

Stocks fall as earnings hit consumer names like Whirlpool

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are slipping Tuesday as corporate earnings dominate the news and consumer companies like athletic apparel maker Under Armour and appliance maker Whirlpool absorb their largest losses in years. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble are sending its stock higher.

Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on beer delivery

DENVER - Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.

Augusta area gas prices in decline

Gas prices in the state continue to recover from a spike caused by a major pipeline disruption last month.

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

CHICAGO - Studies have found that about one-third of low wage workers like Strawbridge say they'll never be able to afford retirement. The problem is particularly acute among minority women.

Keeping bank fees at bay

Bank fees are bothersome - but they are often avoidable.

Is sneaker production making a return run to the US?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. workers. But the American sneaker factory could be coming back — with robots doing most of the work.
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