Vogtle project workforce tops 6,000

One of America's largest construction projects - the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle - is expected to get even larger this year.
By Damon Cline

Twitter struggles to grow, spurring sale speculation

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.
By Michael Liedtke

New home sales in the US are at eight-year high

WASHINGTON - Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market.
By Josh Boak

Tesla opens $5 billion Gigafactory

SPARKS, Nev. - It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: amassive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

SAN FRANCISCO - A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.
By Sudhin Thanawala

Airbnb files suit over new San Francisco regulations

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.
By Janie Har

Reports: Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion

NEW YORK — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source.
By Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke

Articles from the Business section archive

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pokemon Go players feeling pain from new app

LOS ANGELES - Beware: "Pokemon Go," a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters such as Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health.
By Ryan Nakashima

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses receiving awards, earning certifications or getting appointed to civic boards.

On the Move

On the Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Good Deeds

Riley Nordin, of Saluda, S.C., won the 2016 National Wild Turkey Federation National Scholarship sponsored by Mossy Oak. The $10,000 scholarship will be used to fund his education this fall at ...

Scuttlebiz: People are working their way into town

It's mid-July, so if you're planning to get your vacation on this summer, you had best get crackin'.
By Damon Cline

Filmmaker brings cyberwarfare into focus in 'Zero Days'

NEW YORK - Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney believes the first atomic bomb of the cyberwarfare age has already been dropped. That bomb was Stuxnet, a computer virus that's the ...
By Bree Fowler

Friday, July 8, 2016

Robust hiring gain in June points to resilient economy

Last month's gain - 287,000 jobs, the most since October 2015 - showed that employers shook off a hiring slump in April and May and suggested that the economy will continue to grow steadily.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Leukemia treatment study halted after 2 deaths

WASHINGTON - A study of an experimental treatment for leukemia was abruptly halted this week after two patient deaths, raising questions about a closely-watched approach to cancer that involves ...
By Matthew Perrone

Theranos CEO banned from running lab for 2 years

Federal regulators dealt a major blow to troubled blood-testing startup Theranos, banning its founder and CEO from owning or running a medical laboratory for two years.
By Matthew Perrone

Your Money: Be cautious when attempting to sell timeshares

Many are looking for ways to reduce expenses. One popular option is to unload timeshares so owners can recoup investment and stop paying maintenance fees.
By Kelvin Collins

Chamber Corner

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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wendy's latest toll from hack reaches 1,025

NEW YORK - Wendy's said hackers were able to steal customers' credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought.

Continued turbulence forecast for markets

Stock strategists and mutual-fund managers are predicting minimal gains and big swings in price for the second half of the year.
By Stan Choe

10 cities get federal approval for Havana flights

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Thurs­day tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 American cities, further bridging the gulf between countries long kept ...
By Joan Lowy and Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bill would boost security, reduce lines at airports

WASHINGTON - House and Senate lawmakers announced an agreement Tuesday on an aviation bill to boost airport security, reduce screening lines and require airlines to refund fees to passengers whose ...
By Joan Lowy

New dialysis center open in Augusta

The focus of the Fresenius Medical Care Augusta Home facility on Wrightsboro Road is to teach patients with kidney failure how to get hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services at home.
By Damon Cline

Job growth, Britain vote weighed on Fed officials

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policymakers expressed uncertainty last month about the outlook for the U.S economy because of a sharp slowdown in job growth and the threat posed by a potential vote ...
By Martin Crutsinger

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Survey seeks input on business climate

The Development Authority of Columbia County on Tuesday launched its online survey site - daccedstrategy.questionpro.com - to get public feedback on the strategic economic development plan it ...
By Damon Cline

Netflix to debut on Comcast's X1 box later this year

SAN FRANCISCO - Comcast is going to add Netflix to its X1 set-top boxes in the latest deal to blur the lines separating cable TV from Internet video services.
By Michael Liedtke

Computers, not humans, to scan bags in TSA test

Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security. In a first in the U.S.
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