Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay

NEW YORK — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.
By Mae Anderson

Economic growth revised upward for 3rd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked goods at a stronger pace than first thought.
By Martin Crutsinger

E-mails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But e-mails show the company was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network. 
By Candice Choi

Gas prices keep dropping

ATLANTA - Heading over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house will be less costly this Thanksgiving, AAA said Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

Consolation prize: Forced to open on Thanksgiving, independent retailers expect to be busy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

US consumer confidence falls hard in November

Conference Board says anxieties about employment damaged US consumer confidence.
By Josh Boak

On the Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

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 County public schools.

Biz Bits

Biz Bits recognizes new hires and promotions.

Water park selects management operator

Florida-based Innovative Attraction Management has been selected as operator of North Augusta's proposed Scuttle's Island Water Park.
By Travis Highfield

Articles from the Business section archive

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

New rules on produce safety aim to prevent foodborne illnesses

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe.
By Mary Clare Jalonick

Day Planner

Business events to fill your week.

How high-yield bonds became a source of worry for stocks

NEW YORK — How upended have the rules of investing become? How’s this: Investors are talking about whether problems in the market for corporate bonds may spill over into stocks and drag down their ...
By Stan Choe

On the Move

On the Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month. Restaurant and online spending improved, whiled auto sales dropped.
By Josh Boak

Growing web of pipelines spawns resistance

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Carolyn and Ian Reilly left Florida’s sprawl in 2010 to farm in rural Virginia, raising cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a year ago, they learned a pipeline would slice through ...
By Steve Szkotak

Rings and pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated

HELSINKI - After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.
By Matti Huuhtanen

Holiday car deals move earlier: 4 things to consider

Holiday car deals move earlier in November: 4 things to consider if you're in the market.
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Midsize brewers' stuck in middle of mega merger

LONDON — Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg are storied brewers that trace their roots back hundreds of years. But the merger of their two biggest competitors leaves such midsize brewers ...
By Danica Kirka

Agency rejects cancer centers' push

ATLANTA - A national cancer treatment chain seeking permission to treat more Geor­gia patients was stopped short Thursday after staunch opposition from the state's influential hospital ...
By Kathleen Foody

Wilson announces bill to alter national labor board

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., announced a new piece of legislation Thursday that he says will provide much needed protections for all South Carolina businesses, from individually franchised hotels ...
By Mike Rosier

No empty nest: Young women live with Mom & Dad like it's 1940

Young women are living with their parents or relatives at a rate not seen since 1940 as more millennial women put off marriage, attend college and face high living expenses.
By Sarah Sidmore Sell

Columbia County businesses honored

The Columbia County Development Authority recognized four companies Wednesday for civic and economic contributions.

KFC home delivery starts with test run in 2 cities

NEW YORK - Colonel Sanders wants to come to your home: KFC says it will start delivering its buckets of fried chicken to customers in two U.S. cities.
By Joseph Pisani

US employers advertise more job openings in September

WASHINGTON — Employers advertised more job openings in September but hiring was essentially unchanged.
By Josh Boak

Shopgirl: UP MOVE puts stylish wristband on trackers

Online retailer BaubleBar has been steadily expanding its business from just jewelry to home goods, and now even venturing into wearable tech.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

World's top brewers finalize $107 billion tie-up

LONDON - The world's two biggest beer makers will join forces to create a company that produces almost a third of the world's beer. But in the U.S., the deal will not bring arch rivals Budweiser ...
By Danica Kirka

General Motors, government actions questioned in car fires

DETROIT - Shortly after Elizabeth Berry parked her bright yellow 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS on the street in front of her family's home in May 2014, flames engulfed the engine, destroying the ...
By Tom Krisher And Dee-ann Durbin

Mothballed Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel on market for $650M

LAS VEGAS — The billionaire investor who bought the unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas out of bankruptcy in 2010 for $150 million is selling the long-mothballed casino-hotel for $650 million.

High-tech means higher sales for many small retailers

High-tech brings higher sales - small retailers use apps, software to get shoppers to buy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
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