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Apartment rezoning decision postponed

...maximum density is set at seven units per acre. The item was unanimously approved by planning commissioners, with building material and buffer restrictions.Both items must go before the full commission at its May 19 meeting for final approval...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-04/apartment-r
Spring awakening: US consumer spending rose in March

...sharply in the month.Consumers, encouraged by warmer weather, pushed up sales of autos, furniture, clothing and building materials during the month.With spending outpacing income growth in March, the saving rate declined to 5.3 percent of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-30/spring-awakening-us-consum
US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

...furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales...and a 2.1 percent boost in building materials, possible signs that the lagging...categories of autos, gas, building materials and restaurants, sales rose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-14/us-retail-sales-heat-march
Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...stores are counted.Strength was seen in categories such as tools, lumber, millwork, lighting, da©cor, building materials, kitchen, bath and hardware, according to Ted Decker, executive vice president of merchandising.Like other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/home-depot-4q-tops-street-
Oligarchs are dumping their toxic assets on Russia a year after the Sochi Olympics

...funded directly by the Kremlin, with only a few oligarchs in the mix. A plunging ruble also means the price of building materials will soar, causing the World Cup to far exceed its original budget of $20 billion.Soccer stadiums are only a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-05/oligarchs-are-dumping-th
Check roof for need of repair after harsh winter

...flashing missing?Dirty or splotchy shingles can be a sign of a problem, said Jim Englehart, a senior merchant for building materials at Home Depot."It's indicative of the granules being worn away," he said.Weather-related damage can include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-14/check-roof-need-repair-after-harsh-
US retail sales fall for 3rd month as auto purchases drop

...Department said Thursday. It was the third straight retreat. Excluding the volatile categories of autos, gas, building materials and restaurants, sales were flat.Freezing temperatures and snowstorms likely weighed on sales in February, as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/us-retail-sales-fall-3rd-m
Rants & Raves

...of Islam. PEOPLE NEED TO BE aware of the Habitat Restore in Augusta and Aiken. This is a great store to recycle building materials. I was at Sample and Sons on Columbia Road dumping used landscape timbers. If I could have reached the interior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-31/rants-raves
Holiday shopping slump: US retail sales fell in December

...Excluding the volatile categories of gas, autos, building materials and restaurants, sales dropped 0.4 percent after...the most in four years. Sellers of electronics, building materials and garden supplies, clothes and sporting goods...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/holiday-shopping-slump-us-
Plant Vogtle expansion falling further behind schedule, construction monitor reports

...the contractor to cover the costs of inflation in building materials and labor as well as imposing penalties for being...adding additional labor and shifts, won't help if building materials aren't available.Green said multiple milestones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-25/plant-vogtle-expansion-falli