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Holiday shopping slump: US retail sales fell in December

...was the biggest year for the industry since 2006.However, purchases slowed in December from the previous month. Auto dealers and auto parts stores reported a 0.7 percent sales drop last month, following a big 1.6 percent gain in November...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/holiday-shopping-slump-us-
US gains 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6 percent

...Institution.Economists expect more healing this year. Goldman Sachs estimates that additional spending on restaurants, auto dealers and other goods and services resulting from lower energy prices will lead to 300,000 more jobs this year than if oil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-09/us-gains-252k-jobs-unemplo
Notable Deaths of 2014

...the former mill neighborhood."BUTCH" PENDARVISOCT. 9The Edgefield man was one of the region's most successful auto dealers and active in a number of civic roles.ASBURY LAWTON JR.OCT. 22Lawton, owner and operator of Lawton Accounting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-31/notable-deaths-2014
ADP spinoff CDK Global locating in Wells Fargo Building

...business started last week.CDK provides information technology and digital marketing services to more than 26,000 auto dealers and manufacturers in about 100 countries. The company develops advertising and marketing campaigns and offers services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-13/adp-spinoff
US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending

...month. Total sales rose a statistically insignificant $161 million from $439.6 billion in June. Spending dipped at auto dealers and department stores last month. The losses were offset by gains at grocery stores, gasoline stations, restaurants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-13/us-retail-sales-basically-
US business stockpiles up 0.4 percent in July

...gain reflected a 1 percent rise in inventories held by retailers, the biggest gain in this sector since last October. Auto dealers boosted their stockpiles by 2.3 percent, responding to the strong sales gains they have seen this year.Stockpiles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-12/us-business-stockpiles-04-
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer

Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-02/buffetts-berkshire-hathawa
Infiniti of Augusta building new center

...Monson said.The lot, with visibility from both Washington Road and River Watch Parkway, is surrounded by other auto dealers."We're not so far down on Washington Road, which makes us irrelevant, but we're down right in the middle where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-24/infiniti-au
US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

...rose by 0.9 percent, more than double the 0.5 percent gain in February.In addition to the strong showing for auto dealers and general merchandise stores, sales increased by solid amounts at furniture stores, hardware stores and clothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-14/us-retail-sales-strong-11-
June jobs report shows recovery is accelerating, US economy coming closer to full health

...recession. Ferocious winter storms caused factories to close and prevented consumers from visiting shopping malls and auto dealers.Still, the frigid weather failed to freeze hiring. Job gains ramped up with the warmth of spring and summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-03/june-jobs-report-shows-rec