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First Community reports $1.5 million profit

First Community Corp., which acquired Augusta's Savannah River Banking Co. earlier this year, reported net income for the third quarter $1.5 million, or 23 cents per share, higher than the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-22/first-community-reports-15
Columbia County commission approves rezoning for Kroger Marketplace

...jewelry, decorative goods, apparel, office and school supplies, furniture and toys.Traditional services such as in-store banking, a Starbucks coffee bar, a drive-through pharmacy and a fuel center are also offered.The store is expected to create...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-21/columbia-county-commission
Wired for success

...information systems controlling such things as military and government communications, the nation's electric-power grid and its banking system."As our nation continues to face growing cyber security threats from around the world, cyber education is critically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-20/wired-success
Business news

...Eastern Europe will be looking for a new place to bank next year.Citigroup said Tuesday that it will bow out of the retail banking business in 11 markets, part of its ongoing effort since the financial crisis to restructure and slim down.The bank reported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-14/business-news
Citigroup to exit 11 markets in restructuring

...Tuesday that it will bow out of the retail banking business in 11 markets, part of an ongoing...and Peru. It will also exit consumer banking in Egypt, Japan, the Czech Republic...statement. It will still have institutional banking operations in these areas."I am committed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-14/citigroup-exit-11-markets-
On The Move

...UniversityJORDAN PIERCEJob title: Business bankerEmployer: First Bank of GeorgiaWork experience: He has eight years experience in banking as a branch manager and commercial lender.Education: Bachelor of business administration, Augusta State UniversityJOSEPH...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-18/move
Morgan Stanley's income nearly doubles

...in pre-tax income for its institutional securities business, which includes its prime brokerage, trading and investment banking divisions. The segment earned $1.2 billion in the quarter, versus $396 million in the same period a year earlier.Wealth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-17/morgan-stanleys-income-nea
JP Morgan returns to profit in third quarter

...JPMorgan's CEO, said that a slowing global economy will impact some of JPMorgan's businesses such as trading and investment banking. Other areas though, such as its retail and credit card business, which are more focused on the U.S., would likely be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-14/jp-morgan-returns-profit-t
Flacco, Ryan set for rare meeting

...know that won't guarantee a similar result against Atlanta."We had a lot of success last week, but we're not really banking our season on going out there and playing (that) way every week," linebacker Terrell Suggs said.Flacco said: "The biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-18/flacco-ryan-set-rare-meeting
Startups offer banking for smartphone users

...of your hand.Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users...loans or a credit card need to look elsewhere.But no-frills banking is enough for some.John Carr opened a Simple account in 2012...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-01/startups-offer-banking-sma