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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Silicon Valley struggles with regulations

WASHINGTON — From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar – Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health ...
By Matthew Perrone

Prosecutor: Georgia peanut plant owner OK'd sales

ALBANY, Ga. - The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have ...
By Russ Bynum

China fines Audi, Chrysler in probe

BEIJING - China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in a sweeping anti-monopoly probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign ...
By Joe McDonald

DDA approves low-interest loan for Broad Street redevelopment

The Augusta Downtown Development Authority approved a low-interest loan Thursday to spur redevelopment of a Broad Street lot in the midst of a demolition project.
By Jenna Martin

RadioShack warns of possible bankruptcy

NEW YORK - RadioShack warned Thursday that it might need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.

Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

WASHINGTON — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Metro foreclosures increase

A dramatic jump in the number of foreclosure auction filings in Richmond County drove higher the foreclosure activity in the Augusta metro area for August.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Business news

A new Zaxby's restaurant is under construction near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Major airlines earn record profits while regional carriers struggle

DALLAS - Regional airlines' profits are shrinking, costs are rising, and they're having trouble finding enough pilots to work for the salaries they pay.
By David Koenig

Augusta restaurateur adding Italian eatery in Martinez

The operator of Kitchen 1454 in Augusta is opening Italian eatery in the former Robolli's in Martinez.
By Jenna Martin

Business and employer summit set for Sept. 30

A business sumit is planned for Sept. 30 to help business owners and managers overcome challenges in the workplace.

Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
By Tom Murphy

Zaxby's under construction near Doctors Hospital

A new Zaxby's restaurant is under construction near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

New medical district apartments to be finished by May

Construction has started on a modern, boutique-style apartment building along the Augusta Canal within the city's medical district.
By Jenna Martin

Economic forecast in much of world: Dim to gloomy

Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance.
By Paul Wiseman

US job openings near 13-year high, hiring rises

U.S. job openings remained near 13-year high in July, while total hiring jumps.
By Christopher S. Rugaber

Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

New 'breastaurant' chain Twin Peaks opening

The old Sticky Fingers restaurant in the Augusta Exchange is being transformed by a "breastaurant" chain new to the area.
By Jenna Martin

About that raise... US execs feeling tight-fisted

Harvard survey finds falling wages, more part-time jobs and firms favoring robots over people.
By Josh Boak

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Biz Bits

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

Biz Bits

Apple reports record-setting pre-orders for latest iPhones

Business news

Another Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is coming to the Augusta metro area.

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS • Anthony Refresh Group; Captain D's, 102 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; renovations, $30,000 • Walton Construction Services; Augusta Richmond Housing Authority, 602 Fairhope St., Augusta; commercial building, $140,000 • B.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Restaurant inspections

Search databases of the latest restaurant inspection reports for Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.

On The Move

CAROLINE CHALMERS New job title: Account executive Employer: Wein-bergers Office Supply Education: Bachelor of science in communication, USC Aiken DR.

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