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Disappointing outlooks for companies like Caterpillar, Microsoft, drive stocks lower

...30 an ounce to 1,291.70. Silver rose 10 cents an ounce to $18.08. Copper fell 8 cents to $2.46 a pound.Benchmark U.S. crude rose...on the NYMEX:? Wholesale gasoline rose 3 cents to close at $1.35 a gallon.? Heating oil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/disappointing-outlooks-com
P&G fiscal 2Q earnings drop, hurt by exchange rates

...that ended Dec. 31, P&G earned $2.37 billion, or 82 cents per share. That compares with earnings of $3.43 billion...booked a non-cash charge of $740 million after taxes, or 26 cents per share, on the sale of its Duracell battery business to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/pg-fiscal-2q-earnings-drop
American Airlines tops Street 4Q forecasts

...The company announced Tuesday that it plans to buy back another $2 billion in stock and pay another quarterly dividend; 10 cents per share.American seems able to afford those payouts - excluding one-time items, it earned a record $4.2 billion in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/american-airlines-tops-str
Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

...tractors and other farm equipment. While diesel averages about 20 cents per gallon more than regular gasoline, road taxes alone can...Agriculture Department's Economic Research Service.Only 4.7 cents of every dollar spent at the supermarket goes toward food transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/fueled-oil-agriculture-sec
Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

...COST: Even when gas prices hover around $2, it's cheaper to charge an electric car. Residential electricity averages 12 cents per kilowatt hour nationally; at that price, it costs around $550 per year to charge the Nissan Leaf for 15,000 miles of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/low-gas-prices-incentives-
Maybe 29-cent gas wasn't such a deal

...McDonald's hamburger for 15 cents.But, remember, inflation...eligible to drive, I might pay 29 cents for a gallon of gasoline. That...account for inflation.That 29 cents would cost me $1.97 today...fuel taxes.Oh, and that 15-cent McDonald's hamburger? Today...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-18/maybe-29-cent-gas-wasnt-such
Haley's gas tax offer would cost state millions in revenue

...support raising the gas tax by 10 cents, to 26 cents per gallon, to pay for road and...won't be bound by Haley's 10-cent-increase-over-three-years...plan would provide after the 10 cents is fully phased in, when paired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-22/haleys-gas-tax-offer-would-co
Haley insists SC can afford to cut income taxes

...education, according to economic advisers.The income-tax proposal is part of Haley's stipulation for supporting a 10-cent gas tax increase to fund road work. That piece of her plan, when coupled with her budget proposal to divert $61 million from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-23/haley-insists-sc-can-aff
GE earnings rise despite headwinds from low oil prices

...reported a 4 percent earnings gain, to $5.64 billion.The company earned 51 cents per share, up from 32 cents a year ago. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 56 cents a share, matching what analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/ge-earnings-rise-despite-h
Smoking affects millions in Ga.

...spending for tobacco control is just 3.8 percent of the recommended level for Georgia.And its "investment per smoker'' of 78 cents for the state tobacco "quitline" is much lower than the average investment per smoker of $3.65, the report says.Still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-22/smoking-affects-millions-ga