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AmEx to roll out loyalty program Plenti on Monday

...purchases at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Rite Aid, Macy's and a number of other companies...bill from Direct Energy or milk from Rite Aid."It will really be the first time where...Exxon Mobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Rite Aid, utility company Direct Energy and video...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-04/amex-roll-out-loyalty-prog
Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence...in an otherwise solid trend."The number of people receiving aid also fell, dropping 74,000 to 2.25 million. That is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-30/applications-us-unemployme
Rants & Raves

...and the recently deceased artist justice. OH ME, THE Band-Aid fix on the pothole at the Blythe post office is worse than ever...project, would have done a super job, but no. Redo your Band-Aid. THE BALTIMORE POLICE dragging that man off the sidewalk is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-02/rants-raves
Nonpayment causes Paine College to drop students

...management of federal student financial aid to employing qualified financial officers...after congressional changes to student aid made paying for college more difficult for...of students rely on the federal student aid.After the tighter eligibility criteria...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-29/nonpayment-causes-paine-c
Spring awakening: US consumer spending rose in March

...first quarter. The data, combined with other reports Thursday that showed rising wages and a 15-year-low in unemployment aid applications, suggest that while the economy started off slowly, it gained momentum as winter turned to spring.Thursday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-30/spring-awakening-us-consum
Boxing champ Evander Holyfield guest hosts Augusta Boys & Girls Club's annual Burger Battle

...former presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City in a charity bout. Proceeds will also benefit CharityVision, which aids physicians in developing countries with medical supplies to help combat blindness."You've got 100,000 people who are blind...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-27/boxing-champ-evander-holyfie
US jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

...unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.Weekly applications for jobless aid ticked up 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 295,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-23/us-jobless-aid-application
Augusta Red Cross helps Nepal relief effort

...Cross has launched a global fundraising campaign and is accepting donations at its Augusta chapter to assist Nepal in first-aid and search-and-rescue efforts as the death toll soars past 4,300 people from last week's massive earthquake.The Red...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-28/augusta-red-cross-helps-nepa
Some stem cells heal differently, researchers said

...that ability to regenerate in an injury, such as a heart attack, he said. Adding these cells, called MSCs for short, could aid the healing process, Caplan said.The cells stop the ongoing damage of the injury and "they stop the immune system from overreacting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-25/some-stem-cells-heal-differe
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level...the lowest in nearly 15 years.With fewer Americans seeking aid, the number of people collecting benefits fell to 2.27 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/more-americans-sought-unem