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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Welding growing in popularity as profession

A growing need for welders in Georgia has led members of the public and private sector to combine their resources with technical colleges to create good-paying jobs and attract investment.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 15, 2015

Business news

WASHINGTON - Foreign holdings of U.S. debt rose in March as China ramped up its purchases and displaced Japan as the leading owner of U.S. Treasury securities.

Activist investor Icahn puts $100 million into Lyft

Carl Icahn is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft.

Blue Bell laying off a third of workforce

HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries will lay off more than a third of its workforce after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a nationwide recall of all its products, ...
By Juan A. Lozano

CEOs of top US airlines unite to criticize Mideast rivals

Leaders of the three largest U.S. airlines are stepping up their criticism of Middle Eastern competitors that they say get unfair government subsidies.
By David Koenig

Regaining strength: Emerging-market funds cruising again

NEW YORK — Emerging-market stock funds are making big moves again, and this time it’s in the good way.
By Stan Choe

Augusta's 'Sizzling' economic growth cited by development magazine

Citing Augusta's growing technology sector, the U.S. Army's Cyber Center of Excellence and new Unisys customer center, a South-focused business development magazine recognized the city as a ...

Development magazine: Augusta top place in South to hire veterans

An Alabama-based economic development magazine ranked Augusta as one of the top cities in the South to hire veterans.

Jobs remain competitive in Augusta for new graduates

Just days after graduating from Georgia Regents University, Sophia Viller embarked on her professional career.
By Jenna Martin

Biz Bits

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On The Move

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Day planner

Monday: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Chamber After Hours; 5 p.m.; American Family Insurance, 4446 Washington Road, Suite 16, Evans; members only; (706) 651-0018

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson says he is happy because his airline cancels fewer flights than the competition, complaints are down and, most importantly, Delta is making record ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

US industrial output falls for 5th month on lower drilling

WASHINGTON - A plunge in energy-related drilling and sluggish manufacturing sent U.S. industrial output down for a fifth consecutive month in April.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Support for new arena sought

The city's coliseum authority brought its case for a replacement to James Brown Arena to downtown development authority members Thursday, saying a new $110 million event arena should remain in ...
By Tim Rausch

Avon hoax raises questions

NEW YORK - An apparently bogus offer to take over Avon Products that appeared on a regulatory Web site sent its stock on a wild ride Thursday and raised questions about the security of the online ...
By Marley Jay and Bernard Condon

USDA creates GMO-free labeling

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.
By Mary Clare Jalonick

Activists target Arctic drilling

Environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest are sensing a political shift surrounding energy production, and have mobilized against projects that would transform the region into a gateway for ...
By Phuong Le

Coupons: Why they might wind up costing you money

NEW YORK — Coupons are everywhere. Everyone loves a good deal, and it’s like free money, right? Well, not exactly. First, you’ve got to realize why coupons were created: to get you to spend.

Restaurant inspections

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On The Move

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Biz Bits

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Top headlines

Homicide unsolved 18 years later

Lena Arkansas Toole was released from St. Joseph Hospital and told to return in three-days for a check-up appointment. Instead, she returned by ambulance six hours later.
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