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Georgia Bank & Trust consolidates broker operations

Georgia Bank & Trust consolidated its broker operations into one office.The Augusta-based bank moved its Financial Services and Arsenal Advisory Group from locations across...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-10/georgia-bank-trust-consoli
Brokers' conflicts can cost investors

...She wound up losing a fortune.Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell...who helped her file a claim against the broker.Bernardo says Harris never told her...returned calls seeking comment.That her broker might not have acted in her best interest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/brokers-conflicts-can-cost
Stocks up on earnings reports, Greece news

NEW YORK - A mix of positive earnings and corporate news boosted stocks on Tuesday. Signs that Greece might be willing to broker a deal with its creditors also gave the market a lift.General Motors gained after an activist investor said he would seek...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-10/stocks-earnings-reports-gr
Of Mutual Interest: Muni bond returns to be more muted

...for their municipal bonds. The concern is what will happen when times are tough.Historically, Wall Street banks and other broker-dealers have stepped in to buy bonds during stressed markets. In financial-ese, the banks provided liquidity, helping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/mutual-interest-muni-bond-
Patrons take different paths to Masters

...trip to Augusta, she said.Columbia transportation planner Jeff Carroll and a friend bought practice round tickets from a broker on their way to Augusta on Tuesday morning.Standing in line to buy chairs, Carroll said his latest visit to Augusta National...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/patrons-take-different-paths-masters
Sanford got payout from lender after taking office

...Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving customers.The two Republicans served as directors at Tree.com, the Charlotte-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-16/sanford-got-payout-lender-
Biz Bits

...EVANSAWARD/HONOR: Recognized as the No. 3 agent in Century 21 for the total number of closed broker-to-broker referrals via the Cartus Broker Network. GINGER DAVISAward/honor: Named listing agent of the month for January from Meybohm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/biz-bits
Memorabilia brokers could be fined if bill passes

...impose what he calls a hefty fine on anyone jeopardizing the eligibility of a student athlete like the sports-memorabilia broker who paid Georgia running back Todd Gurley for his autograph.The bill has the same number as Gurley's jersey at the request...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-20/memorabilia-brokers-could
Financial security for older Americans is an increasingly crucial issue

...responsibility a financial advisor or broker has for clients' 401(k) and IRA accounts...fiduciary" standard, in which the broker puts the client's financial interests...client's financial interests. But the broker has the advantage because he knows how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-15/financial-securi
Biz Bits

MARY LOU MILLERAward/honor: Received a Platinum 2015 Excellence Award from Cartus Broker ServicesDetails: She is relocation director for Century 21 Larry Miller Realty. JAMES GAYAward/honor: Named the top producing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/biz-bits