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Wells Fargo closes downtown Augusta branch

...Street, one of the last customers that will use the bank branch.Brooks, who works for the city's parks and recreation...48-year history that the bank building will not have a bank branch in it. The building opened in 1967, constructed by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-23/wells-fargo-closes-downtow
Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

...First Bank by merging with Georgia-Caro lina Bancshares in Jan uary. The consolidation of First Bank into State Bank branches and systems is underway.Brinson, who will remain in Augusta, will oversee the market presidents and mortgage division...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-30/augusta-banker-named-presi
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

...percent have a college degree.With the higher threshold, many more Americans - from fast food and retail supervisors to bank branch managers and insurance claims adjusters - would become eligible for overtime.A threshold of $984 a week would cover...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/boosting-overtime-obama-ca
No deal on Greek proposal as its bailout is about to expire; country set to default on IMF loans

...completely cut off from any cash as they do not have bank cards.The finance ministry said it would open about 1,000 bank branches across the country for three days beginning Wednesday to allow pensioners without bank cards to make withdrawals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/no-deal-greek-proposal-its
Greece continues with vote on austerity after creditors reject bid for quick deal

...permission.With many elderly Greeks unable to access any money without bank cards, the government said about 1,000 bank branches would open for three days starting Wednesday to give them access to some cash.But a seeming last-minute decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-01/greece-continues-vote-aust
Wells Fargo to leave downtown Augusta tower

For the first time in its 48-year history, the bank building at 699 Broad St. might not have a bank branch in it.Wells Fargo announced plans to shut down its first-floor branch by November and remove signs from the 17-floor tower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/wells-fargo-leave-downtown
In world of mounting fees, some stand out

...If you want to keep your current bank, you can try to get the overdraft fee waived. Appearing in person at your bank branch is helpful, as is remaining polite and courteous. Emphasize that the overdraft was just one error in an otherwise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-24/world-mounting-fees-some-s
SC woman charged in April Fools joke

...charged with breach of peace after a private joke went wrong. Coleman called her daughter from inside the First Citizens Bank branch in Richburg Wednesday to say there was a man with a gun demanding money. The woman's daughter immediately called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-06/sc-woman-charged-april-fools
Business news

...branchesNEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase plans to close 300 bank branches over the next two years, about 5 percent of the total...Tuesday.A spokesman said it was too early to know which bank branches will close.In other newsU.S. HOME PRICES ROSE in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/business-news
35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...workers who recover around $50 billion each year, according to a study published by the Federal Reserve's Philadelphia bank branch.Ratcliffe said stagnant incomes are key to why some are struggling to repay their debt.Health care-related bills...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-