Dow Jones drops 470

US, global stocks fall sharply on more signs of weakness in China's economy.
By Ken Sweet

Augusta health care company sells home care business

Augusta-based hospice and home health care company CareSouth Health System is selling its home health care business unit to Encompass Home Health for $170 million.
By Tim Rausch

NFL hall of famer seeks home for staffing agency

Former NFL player Jerome Bettis toured three hospitals in Augusta on Monday and said he came to the area to look at possible sites for his new online employee sharing company Job Pool.
By By Jenna Martin

Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

Google releases app that connects Android smartwatches with iPhones in latest twist to rivalry.
By Michael Liedtke

Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement

Cable network Epix inks multiyear deal with Hulu, ends agreement with Netflix.

Boutique opening Thursday in Augusta Mall

Women's retailer Apricot Lane Boutique will open Thursday on the mall's upper level across from H&M, according to a press release.

Ironman to create $4 million in direct visitor spending

The Ironman triathlon is expected to generate more than $4 million in direct visitor spending, the most of any September event held in Augusta.

Unisys, Medac office projects finishing up

Construction workers have been clearing land and building several industrial projects across the area, but it is the major office projects that are ready to open. 
By Tim Rausch

Fast-food's new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier bites.
By Candice Choi

General Mills seeks major greenhouse gas cuts

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 - not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.
By Steve Karnowski

Being stuck in traffic is major drain to economy

Dear drivers in the Augusta area, traffic congestion costs you $689 a year. On Wednesday, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and data company Inrix released a study of the economic impact of traffic congestion.
By Tim Rausch

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Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

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Scuttlebiz: My sensor of baloney has saved me again

Who am I? It can be a wonderful philosophical question. In a more practical sense, it apparently is a good question to thwart phone scammers. Got a call this week from a Washington, D.C., phone ...
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Dow Jones drops more than 530 points

NEW YORK - Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years.
By Bernard Condon and Matthew Craft

College students seek alternatives to costly textbooks

Valencia Smith and Audrianna Walker lamented Friday after leaving the Georgia Regents University bookstore, where each paid about $500 on required course materials for this semester.
By Jenna Martin

Who needs .com? Domains like .vegas, .pr, .nyc are trending

NEW YORK - Did the Web site address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? It's not a mistake.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Tech firms eye driver's seat for car innovation

The convergence of cars and computers is blurring the traditional geographical boundaries of both industries.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Homeownership dips as market attempts to turn around

Homeownership in the second quarter of 2015 dipped to a nearly 50-year low with 63.4 percent of Americans owning a home, according to recent U.S. Census data. 
By Jenna Martin

Jobless rate declines in South Carolina

South Carolina's jobless rate was 6.4 percent in July, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. That's down from 6.6 percent in June and matches state unemployment from a year ago.

Deere cuts earnings outlook on weak farm, energy sales

NEW YORK — Deere & Co. on Friday cut its full-year outlook because it expects the weak agriculture and energy sectors to continue dragging down equipment sales.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

US markets suffer worst day in 18 months

NEW YORK - The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chi­nese shares and heavy selling by technical traders.
By Ken Sweet

Sears sales soften in 2nd quarter

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears’ sales declined in the second quarter as it shifted away from low-margin goods like electronics and it focused on increasing the number of loyal customers through ...

Valeant to spend about $1B on maker of women's libido drug

WASHINGTON — Valeant Pharmaceuticals will pay about $1 billion in cash to buy Sprout Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the first prescription drug intended to boost sexual desire in women.

US home sales hit fastest pace since early 2007

WASHINGTON - Amer­icans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.
By Josh Boak

Augusta metro area loses 500 jobs in July

Job losses in July in state and local government were offset by slight gains in education, construction and manufacturing.
By Tim Rausch

Georgia unemployment at a 7-year low

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is down to 6 percent, its lowest mark in more than seven years but still above the national average.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

North Augusta pharmaceutical supplier expanding again

A pharmaceutical supplier in North Augusta is adding 100 jobs over the next five years as part of an $18 million expansion.
By Tim Rausch

New Gateway Crossing apartments in Augusta sold

The newly completed Gateway Crossing apartment community in west Augusta has new out-of-town owners.
By Jenna Martin

Subway's latest challenge: Getting out from Jared's shadow

NEW YORK — Subway benefited hugely from Jared Fogle’s weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future.
By Candice Choi
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