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US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

...purchases climbed 1.4 percent in October. Spending at restaurants and bars improved 0.5 percent. Furnishers, building material sellers, sporting goods outlets and department stores also notched gains.But gas station store sales tumbled 0...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/us-retail-sales-crawl-upwa
US retail sales rise 0.1 pct. in September; auto gains offset drop in gas station spending

...September, with stepped-up spending for cars, clothes and restaurants tempered by sales declines for gasoline, building materials and online outlets.Retail sales rose just 0.1 percent last month after being unchanged in August, the Commerce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-14/us-retail-sales-rise-01-pc
Chinese drywall suit and Chinese government agencies

...scheduled arguments Dec. 8 about whether China New Building Materials Group and five related companies should be dropped...cannot comment about the motion to drop China New Building Materials Group and related companies from the lawsuit until...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-07/chinese-drywall-suit-and-c
US retail sales rose in July, aided by autos and restaurants

...sales category that excludes gasoline, autos, building materials and food services rose 0.3 percent in July, as...rose 1.4 percent in July, while restaurants and building materials stores both recorded a 0.7 percent gain. Shopping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-13/us-retail-sales-rose-july-
Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church celebrating 150 years

...church down," Utley said.The church was rebuilt in the same spot, but because it was World War II, lumber and building materials were hard to come by. The church was rebuilt as similar to the original building as possible."It wasn't built...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-07-31/bottsford-spring-mission
New housing designation in Columbia County likely to raise new home prices

...140,000s, he said.In addition, Ivey said the county's higher stormwater utility fees, increasing labor and building material costs and additional federal regulations are making home building more costly."I think we're going to see a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-20/new-housing
US retail sales dropped 3 percent in June, as Americans spend less on cars, clothes and furniture

...in June, after an increase of 0.7 percent in May.Spending at restaurants and bars, slipped 0.2 percent. Building material sales fell 1.3 percent. Online and catalog retailers had a 0.4 percent drop in sales.Sales at auto dealers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-14/us-retail-sales-dropped-3-
Owners of Marshall Square retirement resort intend to rebuild

...Guidelines for assisted living facilities are much stricter, according to the NFPA manual. Unless fire-resistant building materials are in place, wood construction is only allowed when large facilities are limited to a single story. Structures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-07/owners-mars
US economy on mend after harsh winter hits 1st quarter

...activity.Sales at retail stores and restaurants jumped 1.2 percent in May, as shoppers spent more on clothes, building materials and furniture.Consumers are also willing to spend more on major purchases, potentially a sign of growing confidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-24/us-economy-mend-after-hars
Boxcar used to bury steel waste storage building at Savannah River Site

...SRNS used excess wooden pallets from across the site that were slightly contaminated to secure and place the steel building material inside the boxcar.The boxcar and 18,500 square yards of wall and roofing material and 60,000 pounds of steel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-29/boxcar-used-bury-steel-waste-