Kiosks let diners get creative with flavors at McDonald's

Many customers walk though the "golden arches" for classic burgers including the Big Mac or a value-priced McDouble. McDonald's new "Create Your Taste" kiosks weren't made for them. 
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: Water woes trickle into wave of business problems

When it comes to business, perception trumps reality all day long. That's why minor complications - such as last week's tap water woes - can turn into major business disruptions.
By Damon Cline

Burger King looking to be hot dog king, too

NEW YORK - Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23.
By Candice Choi

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Ribbon-cuttings from the Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce

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Augusta tourism officials to focus on millennials

The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau is going all-in to attract the younger generation through a new marketing initiative unveiled at the organization's annual State of Tourism luncheon Thursday.
By Damon Cline

Water shutdown impact on business could be $1.6 million

The one-day impact of Augusta's boil water advisory could easily be in the seven-figure range.
By Damon Cline

Water warning hits businesses

Some establishments, particularly in the food business, chose to close rather than deal with the inconvenience of operating under special water protocols and the prospect that many customers would eat elsewhere.
By Damon Cline

Articles from the Business section archive

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Licensing delays opening of brewery

A pile of empty kegs is growing at Riverwatch Brewery, and so is the excitement surrounding what could be the city's first brewery in more than a century.
By Travis Highfield

Georgia Bank CEO honored

Georgia Bank & Trust CEO R. Daniel Blanton is being honored with a state House resolution recognizing Blanton's leadership role in the state and national banking industries.

Twitter adds tech to effort to halt posts by terrorists

WASHINGTON - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts for possible removal, the company ...
By Tami Abdollah

Scuttlebiz: Is growth at fort taken for granted?

I have to wonder: Is the story of Augusta becoming ground zero for America’s burgeoning cyber-defense industry already passe?
By Damon Cline

Local entrepreneur sweeping trash-hauling market

In just five years, Robert Wilson's nose for business has helped him transform a small trash-hauling company into the metro area’s largest locally owned disposal and recycling firm: Precision ...
By Damon Cline

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Largely sunny outlook given for state, area

University of Georgia Terry College of Business officials presented a fairly upbeat economic forecast for the state and local economies Thursday during the annual Georgia Economic Out­look ...
By Damon Cline

Chamber of commerce honors longtime banker

Longtime Augusta banker Patrick G. Blanchard was presented with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization's 11th annual meeting Thursday evening.

Drug executive takes the Fifth at Capitol Hill hearing over raised prices

A smirking Martin Shkreli has taken the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing when asked about his practice of jacking up drug prices.
By Marcy Gordon

Shopgirl: Make these gift boxes personal for sweetie

Veuve Clicquot has an entire line of champagne gift boxes that take giving to a new level of personalization, perfect for any Valentine's Day gifts you're looking for.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Toyota to discontinue Scion line

After years of courting younger buyers with their own brand, Toyota discovered that what they really wanted was Toyotas.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Martinez barbecue restaurant holds grand opening

Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q had its grand opening Wednesday in Martinez at 3412 Old Petersburg Road, an address that for decades served as the once rural hamlet's hub of community activity.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Exxon profits fall 58 percent in fourth quarter

Exxon's core exploration and production business lost money in the U.S. and international earnings plummeted by nearly two-thirds. It was the oil giant's smallest profit since the third quarter of ...
By David Koenig

Yahoo will cut 1.700 from workforce

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa May­er can save her job.
By Michael Liedtke

Smoothie restaurant coming to Augusta Exchange in April

The fast-casual concept specializes in smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads.
By Damon Cline

State panel to review Vogtle costs

ATLANTA - Electricity customers and the public will get a detailed look at what's to blame for cost overruns in the construction of two nuclear reactors.
By Walter Jones

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Georgia Power plans boost in renewable energy sources

ATLANTA - Georgia Pow­er intends to add more renewable energy sources as part of its long-term plan, but not enough for environmental groups.
By Walter C. Jones

Chipotle E. coli cases appear over, CDC says

Although the CDC closed its investigation, the source of the illness that spread to 14 states is still unknown. Chipotle executives say they might never be able to identify what made people sick.
By Marcy Gordon
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