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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

US stocks slide the most in two months

NEW YORK — Oil resumed its slide Wednesday and took the market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off was an OPEC report that projected demand would sink to levels not seen in ...
By Steve Rothwell

Falling oil prices will mean lower airfare

Airlines are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand. As a result, they expect to cut the average ticket price by 5 percent in 2015, excluding surcharges and ...
By John Heilprin

City business expo held Wednesday

The Augusta Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department held its seventh annual business expo Wednesday at the Boathouse. 
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Merchants discuss parking downtown

Downtown merchants gathered Tuesday to give input on a downtown parking management plan.
By Jenna Martin

Fed proposing big US banks boost capital cushions

Federal Reserve proposing 8 biggest US banks boost capital cushions; goal is to cut risk.
By Marcy Gordon

Exxon sees abundant oil, gas far into future

Exxon: US headed toward being net oil exporter, sees growing use despite climate concerns.
By Jonathan Fahey

Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

Mismatch for many: Good jobs and affordable housing often aren't available in the same area.
By Josh Boak

New Zaxby's in Augusta opening Monday

A new Zaxby's at 3680 Wheeler Road near Doctors Hospital is scheduled to open Monday.

Savannah port expansion bringing jobs, challenges

ATHENS, Ga. -- State leaders highlighted job-creation strategies through education, local assistance and port improvements Monday in a conference for legislators.
By Walter C. Jones

Benefits of Ga. factory jobs touted

ATHENS, Ga. -- The manager of one of Georgia's newest, large manufacturers told state lawmakers there is a need to convince students that factory jobs are attractive.
By Walter Jones

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Mortgage giants to let people buy homes with 3 percent down

WASHINGTON - Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent, compared with the current minimum of 5 percent.
By Josh Boak

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

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