Black Friday store sales fall

WASHINGTON - Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

SC patrons will soon pay Amazon sales tax

COLUMBIA - A sales-tax break that the Legislature gave in 2011 expires Jan. 1, which will make South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut deals with the online retail giant.
By Seanna Adcox

Black Friday shopping changes

Experienced Black Friday shoppers, such as Dianne Reynolds, say the biggest shopping day of the season is changing.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

New study finds sharp increase in prices for skin care drugs

The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices weighs on family budgets.
By Josh Boak

Turing won't cut its $750-per-pill price

TRENTON, N.J. - After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for raising a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.
By Linda A. Johnson

Expect to see cheaper sweaters, pricier toys this holiday season

Lack of must-have items, big discounts on winter clothes and pricey toys define the holidays.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Make a holiday budget and stick to it to start the new year debt-free

You can make this year debt-free by creating a holiday budget and sticking to it.
By Kelvin Collins

Growth - but not expansion - in US Internet gambling market

Internet gambling market growing - but not expanding - in United States after 2 1/2 years.
By Wayne Parry

How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off

Going green: Small changes can often make a green home remodel pay off faster.
By Alex Veiga

Airplanes wait longer on ground

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited.
By Scott Mayerowitz

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Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Leaders make Southeast Asia association official

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous than the European Union ...
By Vijay Joshi and Eileen Ng

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

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Tips to find best Black Friday deals

With the chaos and hype that surrounds Black Friday, shoppers should make sure the deals they get are worth the long lines. Before you wade through crowded store aisles, you need a game plan.
By Elyssa Kirkham

Downtown's image still needs work

The first time I saw downtown Augusta was December 1996. I wasn't impressed. But then again, I wasn't horrified, either. Where I lived at the time - Odessa, Texas - had an equally dismal downtown.
By Damon Cline

Holiday shopping: For most people, it's just beginning

The nation's most comprehensive holiday retail survey suggests more people are at least trying to shop early.
By Damon Cline

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

University loses bid for Aiken County hospital

University Hospital was denied a Certificate of Need for building a 50-bed hospital in Aiken County by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
By Sean Gruber

Corn, sugar industries settle sweetener fight

LOS ANGELES - The sugar and corn industries ended their bitter billion-dollar dispute over sweeteners Friday in a secret out-of-court settlement.
By Brian Melley

EPA says VW cheating software may be on more vehicles

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen’s emissions scandal widened Friday as the EPA said that software allowing diesel engines to cheat on pollution tests is on more models than originally thought.
By Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker

Don't let the airlines lose your suitcase this Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Good Deeds

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions on Nov. 17 announced a $50,000 donation to Aiken Technical College Foundation to assist with its Within Reach scholarship program for recent graduates of Aiken ...

Your Money: Utility bill already paid? Don't fall for this scam

Have you paid your utility bill? Chances are that you have, but that isn't stopping scammers from taking advantage of businesses and consumers by impersonating water and cable company employees ...
By Kelvin Collins

Developer planning 360-unit retirement community in Martinez

Bennett Hofford, the owner of Bennett Hofford Construction, is seeking new zoning for 40 acres at 309 Furys Ferry Road for Indigo Hall, a complex involving an assisted care facility, independent ...
By Tim Rausch

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 32 U.S. states last month – including Georgia – as employers nationwide added the most jobs of any month this year.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Politician defends new gas taxes

Known as House Bill 170, the law is expected to generate $1.2 billion annually for the Georgia Department of Transportation through new excise taxes on gasoline that replace the previous tax.
By Damon Cline

Startups aim to get millennials saving

NEW YORK — Millennials, it’s time to pick up the phone and start saving. To lure young savers, tech companies are trying to make saving money easy.
By Joseph Pisani

Square's stock soars 45 percent in first day of trading

SAN FRANCISCO — Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public offering to get the deal done.
By Michael Liedtke

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

DETROIT — When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.
By Tom Krisher

Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

NEW YORK — Corporate America has a profit problem. U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession.

Event at fairground tests students' trade skills

Students from 11 different high school technical programs statewide participated in the East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in construction-related competition ranging ...
By Sean Gruber
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Scuttlebiz: Employees get perks for working on holiday

Did you work Thanksgiving Day? If so, you were in good company. More than a third of companies in Bloomberg BNA's annual employer survey scheduled some employees to work the holiday.
By Damon Cline

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