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Sloane Stephens bounced in second round of US Open

...Second-seeded Simona Halep had no such trouble, routing Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-1.The 39th-ranked Peng won 6-3, 6-4, giving China a big win in the U.S. Open with third-ranked Li Na out with a knee injury.Peng said it's simpler when Li is around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-27/sloane-stephens-boun
Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center's outlook says state growth will continue in 2014

...triggered by the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, clashes between Russia and Ukraine, and weakening economies in China and Europe. On the other hand, consumer confidence is at its highest since before the recession, and stock market records...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/georgia-state-universitys-
S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

...with Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225, South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng each notching gains Monday, while China's Shanghai Composite index and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 each declined.BONDS AND COMMODITIES: Bond prices were little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-25/sp-500-trades-above-2000-p
Chinese stocks grow amid economic slowdown

...months earlier.Dollars are pouring into China despite worries about the country's slowing...steadfast buy-and-hold investors nervous. China's economy still has its doubters, as...Oberweis, co-manager of the Oberweis China Opportunities fund (OBCHX), the top-performing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-22/chinese-stocks-grow-amid-e
Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

...facing its biggest threat yet. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser that carries a lethal disease.In China, where the problem was first discovered, it's called huanglongbing. Trans lation: "the yellow dragon disease." In Flor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-24/invasive-insect-threatens-
Michael Phelps wins individual gold in Pan Pacific championships ; Katie Ledecky breaks 400-meter freestyle world record

...over the Americans in the men's and women's 4x100 relays.Alicia Coutts won the 100 butterfly in 57.64 from Lu Ying of China and American Kendyl Stewart, while Belinda Hocking led Australian teammate Emily Seebohm in a 1-2 finish in the backstroke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-23/michael-phelps-wins-
Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

...e-waste.East African Compliant Recycling funds its operations by selling high-tech waste to countries like the U.K., China and Hong Kong with the machinery to isolate the precious metals and rare minerals from the scrap. High-grade motherboards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-22/dead-floppy-drive-kenya-re
Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

...business, the answer is not anytime soon.Large companies are banking on continued international demand from places such as China and a culture in the U.S. that currently has a taste for bourbon, which has to be aged at least two years in new charred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-18/bourbon-production-reaches
Hackers steal info from Trinity

...free identity theft protection."Community said the hackers were an "Advanced Persistent Threat" group originating from China who used highly sophisticated malware and technology to attack the company's systems," according to the filing. The malware...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-18/hackers-steal-info-trinity
Oconee man charged with fabricating own kidnapping in 2013

...demanded $80,000 ransom initially, then upped it to $100,000, according to previous reports.But Favors' girlfriend, China Marie Wood, who was with him when he was arrested Tuesday believes he is innocent of concocting the scheme."I'm in shock...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-20/oconee-man-charged-fabricatin