AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless package

About a week after buying DirecTV, AT&T offers package that combines TV and wireless service.
By Anick Jesdanun

Board finds more property to tax

Since implementing in 2011 a new system of assessing property values using aerial images, the Richmond County Board of Assessors reports $2.35 million in discovered property tax and other revenue.
By Susan McCord

SEC rules public companies will have to reveal CEO vs worker pay gap

CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is in publicly traded companies.
By Marcy Gordon

Prospect of new elections grow as Greek market hit

ATHENS, Greece - Greece's government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while bank shares plummeted again on the stock market, which reopened this week after a long closure.
By Derek Gatopoulos

Retail center planned near Jimmie Dyess Parkway

Development of a commercial strip center near Fort Gordon is expected to start this year.
By Jenna Martin

Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in fossil fuel prices

NEW YORK - These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.
By Jonathan Fahey

Kellogg's US breakfast business shrinks again

Kellogg's sales decline again in US cereal division; company says trends improving.

Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend to government.
By Marcy Gordon

Demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles keeps auto sales hot in July

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Trinity Hospital now part of new subsidiary

Trinity Hospital of Augusta is one of 38 hospitals being spun off by its parent company into a new subsidiary that will focus on smaller markets.
By Tom Corwin

Rezoning could bring in German grocer

A commercial rezoning that could bring German discount grocer Lidl to west Augusta crossed the first hurdle Monday after Augusta planning commissioners unamiously approved the request.
By Jenna Martin

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alexander Drive rezoning sought for grocer

Augusta planning commissioners will hear a request Monday to rezone property near the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive for a "grocer use."
By Jenna Martin

Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

Remer Brinson III, the former chief executive officer for Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been named the president of State Bank & Trust, which now owns First Bank.
By Tim Rausch

US home rental prices rise again in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
By Josh Boak

P&G's sales dip again on softer volume, exchange rates

Procter & Gamble's sales dip again on softer volume, unfavorable exchange rates.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Business news

NEW YORK - Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are - on mobile devices.

Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.
By Martin Crutsinger

Butcher shop returns to Surrey Center

A butcher shop set to open this fall in Surrey Center will be a familiar name for many regular shoppers at the Augusta center.
By Jenna Martin

Sales tax holidays coming up

Back-to-school shoppers will get sales tax breaks over the next two weekends.

Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb

Health insurer Anthem has bumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter.
By Tom Murphy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Group seeks to sue feds over pipeline plan

DETROIT — The National Wildlife Federation accused the U.S. Transportation Department of not enforcing a federal law that requires pipeline owners and operators to establish response plans for ...
By Corey Williams

Georgia judge cuts damages in Jeep fire death

DETROIT - A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million.
By Tom Krisher

Officials fault company in fatal crash of spacecraft

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility ...
By Kevin Freking

Mountain truck terminal coming

CHATSWORTH, Ga. -Officials signed an agreement Tuesday to develop a rail-truck terminal to serve shippers in north Georgia and neighboring states with a more convenient route to the port of ...
By Walter C. Jones

Court orders EPA to alter rules

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with ...
By Matthew Daly

New frozen yogurt shop opening in Augusta on Saturday

A Menchie's Frozen Yogurt shop is opening Saturday in Washington Crossing.

Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

TOKYO — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.
By Yuri Kageyama

Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and the company was able to charge more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

UPS 2Q profit beats Street as overseas business improves

ATLANTA — Overseas business helped UPS during its second quarter, as did the absence of a hefty charge recorded a year ago.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Plunge in Chinese shares helps send global markets lower

NEW YORK — The Shanghai market suffered an 8.5 percent plunge, the biggest one-day decline since February 2007. It was the latest big drop in the Chinese stock market, which has slumped since ...
By Ken Sweet
Scuttle Biz

Scuttlebiz: More fed funds flow to reactors at Vogtle

Georgia Power has now gotten about half the federal loan money it is using to build the nuclear reactors in Waynesboro. That’s $1.8 billion, if you’re keeping track.
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Restaurant inspections

Search databases of the latest restaurant inspection reports for Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 9-16. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Day planner

Thursday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Morning Mixer; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; free for members, $25 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Biz Bits

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