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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-
Nonprofit committed to 'Turn Back the Block' in historic Harrisburg

...civic club or your business, and consider sponsoring the construction of a home for a deserving family. Donate building materials, cabinets, countertops or landscaping equipment. Spend a Saturday morning block party with us getting your hands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-28/nonprofit-commit
Columbia County stormwater chief makes plans for new revenue

...problems.His staff recommended bonding any anticipated revenue from the increase to pay for staff, equipment and building materials to address flooding issues."A per-unit rate is not required," said Caddell, whose office serves 11,700...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-25/columbia-county-stormwater-ch
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
US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

...the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurants and for furniture, electronics, sporting goods and building materials.Those gains were partially offset by falling sales at gasoline stations and department stores.The figures suggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-12/us-retail-sales-rise-augus
US retail sales fell in September on autos, gas

...income for consumers to spend elsewhere.Purchases of clothing dropped 1.2 percent last month, and spending on building materials fell 1.1 percent."It's hard to square the drop in underlying sales with the strengthening labor market and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
Georgia Power reports 'schedule challenges' but no new delays at Vogtle

...contractual arrangements. Georgia Power's agreement requires the contractor to cover the costs of inflation in building materials and labor as well as imposing penalties for being late. Still, ratepayers could be stuck with financing the added...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-28/georgia-power-reports-schedul
Martinez man charged in $200,000 embezzlement

...scheme in which he stole more than $200,000 from a building materials company.Meanwhile, a resolution also seems to...Howard Lumber. He is accused of brokering deals for building materials and keeping the payments, then covering the thefts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-04-16/martinez-man-charged-2
Burned body found in Athens car

...found by a worker at the quarry, located at 1300 Winterville Road and owned by the Hanson Aggregates granite and building materials firm.Tyndell said it was too early to know how long the car and body might have been at the quarry. There had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-23/burned-body-found-athens-car
College finds value in reusing building materials

...project to reclaim and reuse building materials is growing in more ways than...small program, scrounging building materials and then using them to build...build things with salvaged building materials, but not with taking structures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-26/college-finds-value-reusing-b