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Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

New senior-living community to break ground next week

A new senior-living facility will break ground Tuesday near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

New once-a-day pill for hepatitis C wins FDA approval

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C. But the drug's $1,125-per-pill price is sure to increase criticism of drugmaker ...
By Matthew Perrone

Top finance officials hope to boost growth

Top global finance officials seek to combat variety of threats weighing on growth.
By Martin Crutsinger

The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

Make your own action figure: 3-D printing studios can scan you into your own statuette.
By Peter Svensson

On The Move

BUTCH FORTIER Job title: Shop superintendent Employer: Macuch Steel Products Inc. Work experience: He was previously the interim shop superintendent.

Holiday hiring in full swing

For many in the retail industry, the old "Christmas is July" adage is not far off from reality.
By Jenna Martin

Day Planner

THURSDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5:30 p.m.; Metro Market, 851 Broad St.; free members, $25 others, (706) 821-1318

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Whistleblower speaks at GRU

Whistleblower was a term Cynthia Cooper never contemplated much before she became known as one in 2002 during one of the largest corporate fraud cases in U.S. history.
By Jenna Martin

East Augusta businesses linked to Hornsby school, community

As the tour van wheels its way across the property and its passengers pepper their guide with questions, it’s obvious that DSM’s plant is a world unfamiliar to the community that surrounds it.
By Sean Gruber

Dow plunges 334, its worst day of 2014

NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.
By Ken Sweet

Time Warner shareholders OK Comcast deal

NEW YORK — Time Warner Cable said Thursday its shareholders approved its acquisition by Comcast Corp., clearing another hurdle for the $45 billion deal.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Business news

DETROIT - Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.

US stocks surge to biggest gain of the year

NEW YORK — Wall Street had its best day of the year. The U.S. stock market surged Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before. Investors were encouraged by the Federal Reserve's ...
By Ken Sweet

Mullins land cleared for River Watch dirt deal

The land has been cleared and trees rendered into pulpwood and mulch, but shoppers shouldn’t expect to ring any cash registers in a new section of Mullins Crossing soon.
By Steve Crawford

Huntsman starts to hire for Augusta plant

The Georgia Department of Labor said Wednesday that it will aid Huntsman Pigments recruit about 100 workers for its new manufacturing facility.
By Tim Rausch

SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

NEW YORK — SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption.
By Jonathan Fahey

Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice

Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants, but it has lost $400 million since its founding in 2007.
By Scott Mayerowitz

AT&T to pay $105M for bogus charges

WASHINGTON - AT&T wireless customers may want to take a closer look at their old phone bills because they may have money coming back to them.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

US predicts less oppressive heating bills this winter

NEW YORK - Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.
By Jonathan Fahey

Entrepreneur speaks at Innovation Summit

Brown advised entrepreneurs in the crowd to patent and copyright their ideas, to make sure they choose the right business partners and to keep focus.
By Jenna Martin

Restaurant inspections

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

Day planner

Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, An Evening With SIRI - The Woman Behind the Voice; 6:30 p.m.; Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta; $55 members, $65 nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

Biz Bits

F. MICHAEL TAYLOR Award/honor: Named in Best Lawyers in America 2015, based on a peer-review survey, for personal injury litigation.

On The Move

Dr. Santosh Varkey Job title: Electrophysiologist

Good deeds

The charity golf tournament co-sponsored by Century 21 Larry Miller Realty and the Citizens of Georgia Power - Plant Vogtle Chapter raised $34,072 to benefit Easter Seals East Georgia and the United Way of the CSRA.

Former DA responds to criticism after NAACP bans Smith

In his letter to the state NAACP president, Danny Craig did not explain why charges were never pursued against former Josey band director Charles Smith, but said the ivestigator was diligent in his work.
By Tracey McManus

Top headlines

ARC to honor 1956 championship team

Because the championship year of 1956 has never lost its glory in Richmond Academy football lore, the team will be honored Thursday at the third annual ARC Hall of Fame banquet, where 10 alumni ...
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