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Monday, June 22, 2015

Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record

Airlines set 1Q record for bag fees, helped US carriers top $3 billion in profit.
By Scott Mayerowitz

US home sales climb 5.1 percent in May

Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market. Prices are skyrocketing, aided by a stronger job market and tantalizingly low mortgage ...
By Josh Boak

General Mills to drop artificial ingredients in cereal

Cost of going natural: Trix to 4 colors, not 6, as General Mills drops artificials in cereal.

Scuttlebiz: Monument company moves to west Augusta

The oldest monument sales company in Augusta is no longer on the south side of the city.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items

Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that wiped out millions ...
By Margery A. Beck

Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem takeover bid

SAN FRANCISCO - Health insurer Cigna on Sun­day rejected a $47 billion offer to be acquired by its larger rival Anthem, saying the terms of the bid are inadequate and "woefully skewed in favor of ...
By Brandon Bailey

Greek leader leaves for crucial EU summit

BRUSSELS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed to Brussels late Sun­day for a summit aimed at reaching a deal between Athens and its international creditors that would allow the country ...
By Demetris Nellas and Raf Casert

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rule would increase fuel efficiency for heavy trucks

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to reduce pollution from medium and heavy-duty trucks and vans.
By Matthew Daly

Comcast founder dies at 95

NEW YORK - Ralph Roberts, a cable pioneer who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into an entertainment and communications behemoth, has died. He was 95.

Metro Augusta stores seeing Father's Day business

Foot traffic is picking up in metro Augusta stores as shoppers make last-minute Father's Day purchases.
By Jenna Martin

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honor people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

Local sons follow father's footsteps

Sons following in their father's footsteps is a time-honored way to select a career. Although, it is not always the first choice.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, June 18, 2015

FCC gives phone companies green light to stop robocalls

The Federal Communi­ca­tions Commission on Thur­sday agreed that Verizon, AT&T and other telecommunication carriers aren't duty-bound to connect "robocalls" if a consumer doesn't ...
By Anne Flaherty

House revives Obama's 'fast-track' trade push

The House rescued President Obama's trade agenda from near oblivion Thursday, and supporters urged the Senate to finish the job.
By Charles Babington and David Espo

Europe calls emergency summit over Greece

LUXEMBOURG - The eurozone's 19 leaders have been summoned to an emergency summit next week after talks about Greece's bailout ended in acrimony on Thursday.
By Lorne Cook and Pan Pylas

McDonald's US store count to shrink this year

NEW YORK - For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking.
By Candice Choi

Ga. below average on injury related deaths

ATLANTA -- Georgia trails the nation in one statistic ... and it's a good thing.
By Andy Miller

New Apple, Google features will improve interactions

New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology.
By Anick Jesdanun

Slight change in Ga. jobless rate

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent.
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