Ownership of Augusta plant still not settled

...with September opening. First Bank of Georgia parent has second-quarter profit of $963,000, lowered by State Bank merger charges. Atlantic Broadband announced Wednesday that its free, high-speed Wi-Fi service in downtown #Aiken is...

Bank merger would combine Augusta's First Bank of Georgia with Atlanta financial corporation

A proposed merger was announced that would combine First Bank of Georgia, one of Augusta's largest locally owned banks, with Atlanta-based State Bank Financial Corp.

First Community Bank grows with move to Augusta

...debit cards and online banking when they became part of First Community's network."I've been through a number of bank mergers in my career of 33 years, and this one has been pretty smooth," he said.Officials gauged the reaction after the...

First Bank in Augusta part of Atlanta Bank merger deal

ATLANTA -- One of Augusta's largest local banks announced this morning it has agreed to be acquired by a bigger, Atlanta bank.

Retailers are hoping sales get big boost from Santa

...based on survey results that said shoppers had only done a third of their holiday shopping by the end of November. BANK MERGER: Look to the end of January to see the completion of the merger between Augusta-based Savannah River Banking Co...

Darla Moore went from small town to Wall Street

...was president of the bank that would come to be known as Bankers Trust.Johnson helped lead the way in a series of bank mergers, and he eventually became chairman of the executive committee of Bank of America.Working on the University of South Carolina's...

Healthier bank industry is helping support a still-sluggish US economy

...equity loans, 3.8 percent on auto loans and 3.6 percent on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages.? More bank mergers. Fifty-one bank mergers were announced in the first quarter, according to SNL Financial. That was up from 39 deals in the first...

Banks see a more steady footing

...recession. There were 157 bank failures in 2010 and 140 in 2009.Blanton said he believes there will be a period of bank mergers following the FDIC's work in closing all the troubled banks.Of all the bank failures, 17 of them this year were...

Tat Thompson aims to turn heads with startup institution

...comfortably with Birmingham-based Regions, the atmosphere was much different than what he knew under Allied. As with most bank mergers, the acquired organization gave up much of its local autonomy to the parent company's home office. "The bigger...

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Tokyo stocks close lower

...currencies, the dollar advanced against the yen, once it appeared likely that news of a possible UFJ-Mitsubishi Tokyo bank merger wouldn't head off a Nikkei index downturn. The euro fell to $1.2375 late Wednesday in Tokyo from $1.2378 late...