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Augustan honored as tops in Georgia

A recipient of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s top young professionals award has been honored as tops in the state.

Dr. Adam Goldberg, a dentist for Goldberg Dental Group, has been chosen as one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40.”

Each year, Georgia Trend magazine highlights 40 people under the age of 40 who are making an impact on their professions, their communities or the state.

Goldberg was honored by the Augusta chamber as one of the Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch, which recognizes 10 Augusta-area professionals age 25-35.

Goldberg is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He serves on the Symphony Orchestra Augusta board of directors and is the director of the Augusta Symphony League.

Consumer spending increases slightly

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their spending slightly last month as their income grew at the fastest pace in six months. The figures point to only modest economic growth in the July-September quarter.

Consumers’ spending on goods and services rose 0.3 percent in August, the Commerce Department said Friday. That’s up from a 0.2 percent gain in July, which was slightly more than the 0.1 percent reported last month.

Income rose 0.4 percent in August, the best gain since February and up from a 0.2 percent July increase. Private wages and salaries rose 0.5 percent, while the government wages and salaries rose 0.2 percent.

The government figures would have been higher if not for forced federal furloughs that reduced wages and salaries by $7.3 billion.

– From staff and wire reports

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