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Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

University adds Prompt Care in North Augusta

Signs advertising the new center have been placed in a storefront in Jackson Square at 336 Georgia Ave. The Prompt Care will fill the space left by Men's Refinery BarberSpa.
By Jenna Martin

University to manage Sandersville hospital

University Hospital will help manage the Washington County Regional Medical Center even as it continues to increase its geographic spread across the area.
By Tom Corwin

LED sign repairs increase in winter

After a steady October and November, one Augusta businessman is preparing for the heart of winter, in which long cold snaps are known to darken LED bulbs.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

French Toast Crunch returns as cereal sales slide

Amid slumping demand for cereal, General Mills brings back French Toast Crunch.

Economists forecast fast growth in 2015

Top business economists believe 2015 could bring US strongest growth in a decade.
By Martin Crutsinger

McDonald's to let customers build burgers

NEW YORK - Hold the pickles, onions and special sauce. The Big Mac is becoming a victim of finicky tastes.
By Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Gas prices heading down

Some Southern gas stations could sell $2 per gallon gas by year’s end, but Augustans likely won’t see it unless they cross the river.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Job market hits turning point

For the first time since the recession ended 5½ years ago, America's unemployed are now as likely to be hired as to stop looking for a job.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The handful of plug-in electric car models available here, led by the Nissan Leaf, has come as a bit of a shock to the Atlanta market. They aren't underpowered golf cart-like vehicles, ...
By Richard Halicks

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Small retailers see bright holiday sales ahead

Area small business owners expect holiday sales to shine bright this year.
By Jenna Martin

Georgia-Carolina Bancshares shareholders approve acquisition

One of Augusta's oldest locally owned banks will belong to an expanding Atlanta-based financial institution in January.
By Tim Rausch

Construction roundup

• Superior Maintenance and Piping; 226 E. Gate Drive, Aiken; renovations, $86,000 • Herbert Witter Construction; 821 E.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

These retailers could use some holiday cheer

Four retailers that are wishing for some serious holiday cheer, and that might be tough.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

US trade deficit drops to $43.4 billion in October

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in October as exports rebounded while oil imports dipped to the lowest level in five years.
By Martin Crutsinger

Bebe discloses data breach

BRISBANE, Calif. — Bebe stores Inc. said Friday that it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores, making it the latest company ...

US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON — A burst of U.S. hiring in November added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Ga., SC differ on jobless help

South Carolina is sweetening its incentives to employers to hire the long-term unemployed, nearly doubling the maximum amount of wage reimbursements.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Health care premiums expected to rise

WASHINGTON - Many people covered under President Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Top headlines

MCG student, class buy kids' books for Ferguson library

Three weeks after the Missouri grand jury indictment verdict, Ashee Nicole Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson ...
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