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Federal Reserve says no rate hike is likely until job market improves and inflation rises

...remains slow and consumers ? the drivers of the economy ? have seemed reluctant to spend their windfall savings from cheaper energy. What's more, pay for many workers remains stagnant, and there are 6.6 million part-timers who can't find...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-18/federal-reserve-says-no-ra
Put coal and nuclear plants at forefront of America's energy diversity

...down soon for environmental reasons was needed to meet consumer demand. BUT EXISTING nuclear power plants are our cheapest energy source. Last year the average capacity factor of the U.S. fleet of about 100 nuclear plants was nearly 93 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-08/put-coal-and-nuc
Transparency motivates longtime nuclear activist

...anti-nuclear. He opposed construction of new commercial nuclear reactors because he said there was a need to explore cheaper energy alternatives."If you talk about dealing with waste at Savannah River Site, I don't think anti- or pro-nuclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-17/transparency-motivates-longt
Fed inching toward interest rate increase, economy shows signs of weakness

...But sales also fell 18.2 percent in the West and 2.5 percent in the South, evidence that steady job growth, cheaper energy and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur much construction.A gauge of homebuilder sentiment issued this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-17/fed-inching-toward-interes
Augusta economy poised to outgrow state

...transportation, government coffers, trade sector, and the area's real estate and construction sector," he said.Cheaper energy will also boost the state's manufacturing sector which could lead to added hiring.However, the oil-price drop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-11/augusta-economy-poised-out
Nathan Deal says his performance as Georgia governor merits re-election

...released two weeks before the election. All of them give considerable weight to tax breaks, freight infrastructure and cheap energy and labor. Critics say they don't give enough consideration to work-force capability, which they describe as lacking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-10
US-China business links too profitable to be broken by hacking controversy

...work for Chinese companies, according to the Rhodium Group consultancy. Chinese firms are being drawn to America by cheap energy and land and by U.S. wages that aren't as high compared with China's as they once were.Sometimes frictions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-26/us-china-business-links-to
Business news

...declines have been blamed in large part on severe winter weather.US consumer prices increase 0.1 percentWASHINGTON - Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-18/business-news
Don't stifle nuclear power

...will be nullified in the future as gas use continues to grow. In addition, although natural gas currently is a very cheap energy source, that is likely to change as world markets for liquefied natural gas develop.True, large amounts of used-nuclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-12-20/dont-stifle-nuclear-powe
Pump prices on pace to top 2009 high

...peak for 2009, and will push $3 by spring, predicted OPIS' Tom Kloza. One of the breaks consumers got in 2009 was cheap energy. It's too soon to tell whether the rising prices are setting the trend for 2010, though Peter Beutel of Cameron...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/06/bus_562071.shtml
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