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Articles from the Business section archive
Friday, April 10, 2015
Ribbon cuttings from the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours; 8 a.m.; chamber office, 1000 Business Blvd., Evans; free for members, $10 for nonmembers; (706) 651-0018
Historic Partridge Inn revamped
One of Augusta's most historic landmarks has gone through some major changes in the past year.
By Jenna Martin
GA, Fla., S.C. rank 8, 9, 10 on economic-momentum
A new report ranks Georgia, Florida and South Carolina among the best performing states in terms of economic momentum, outpacing both the rest of the country and other states in the South.
Japan's Mitsubishi sets sights on niche in aircraft sector
Mitsubishi's commercial aircraft plans dovetail with Japan's ambitions to be aviation power.
By Elaine Kurtenbach
Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties
Strong economy, dollar and Cuba breakthrough give US a chance to regain clout in Latin America.
By Paul Wiseman
On The Money: When new cars are unveiled, prices can fall on old models
DETROIT — When auto companies roll out exciting new models like they did at last week’s New York auto show, the unveilings can sometimes push down the price of cars already on sale.
By Tom Krisher
Computer users face hard choice: Pay ransom or lose files
Pay a ransom or lose your files - hackers force computer users to make a hard choice.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
Of Mutual Interest: Will shrinking earnings halt the stock market's run?
A streak may end; Do shrinking company earnings mean the end for the stock market's bull run?
By Steve Rothwell
GE pares off financial unit and returns to industrial roots
General Electric will sell most of GE Capital as it turns its focus more to its industrial business and away from a big money generator that also made some investors nervous.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - California regulators approved a record $1.6 billion penalty Thursday against PG&E for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed more than three ...
Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores
Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation’s largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with ...
By Tom Murphy
Applications for US jobless aid rise but still at low level
WASHINGTON — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications for jobless aid overall remain low — a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month.
By Christopher S. Rugaber
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66 percent
WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway.
'Cathedral of golf' helps showcase state to business prospects
Augusta and the Masters Tournament became a marketing tool for the state Thursday for the Red Carpet tour.
By Tim Rausch
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Mylan offers to buy rival generic drugmaker
NEW YORK - In a deal that would combine two generic drugmakers that recently left the U.S. for Europe, Mylan says it wants to buy Perrigo for $205 per share, or $28.86 billion.
Fed officials split on timing of rate increase
Fed officials disagreed widely when they met last month on when they would be ready to lift interest rates from record lows.
By Martin Crutsinger
Shopgirl: HBO Now cuts the cable for viewers
We're one step closer to putting cable television companies out of business, thanks to HBO's new HBO Now product. HBO Now is like HBO Go, without requiring the subscriber to have a traditional ...
By Gracie Shepherd
Eighth area Barney's Pharmacy set to open in May
Local independent pharmacy retail chain Barney's Pharmacy will open its eighth metro area location at the end of May inside a former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Furys Ferry Road.
By Tim Rausch
Shell's $70 billion takeover could herald wave of mergers
LONDON — Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to buy British rival BG Group for $69.7 billion, in a deal that may signal a new wave of mega-mergers as the energy industry tries to adapt to lower ...
Convention center had $11 million impact in 2014
Procrastinating on Windows server leads to hacker risk
Airbnb has Masters rentals already featured
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Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share
Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.
3rd Boshears enters Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
Junior Invitational features another strong field
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