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Limiting mergers abroad: Obama targets corporate tax loophole

...get to pick the tax rate you pay," Obama told a crowd of about 2,000. "Folks, if you are secretary or a construction worker you don't say, 'You know, I feel like paying a little less so let me do that.' You don't get a chance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-24/limiting-mergers-abroad-ob
Kitten lives after plummeting from Georgia bridge

...the cat," Miller said, adding it's unlikely a young kitten would climb the bridge on its own and then fall.Construction workers alerted the crew aboard a nearby Marine Patrol boat as the cat struggled to make its way to shore, Miller said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-11/kitten-lives-after-plummeting
Augusta homeowner's insurance claims from ice storm continue

...1.8 million from freeze, wind and falling debris activity statewide Feb. 11 through Feb. 14. Gambill said construction workers will return to his home by the end of the month to install a new gutter system, seal cracks in a bedroom ceiling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-09/augusta-homeowners-insurance-
Unions representing government workers are gaining numbers

...worker now is more likely to be an educator, office worker or food or service industry employee rather than a construction worker, autoworker, electrician or mechanic. Far more women than men are among the union-label ranks.In a blow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-04/unions-representing-govern
Key industries beginning to see raises

...bust. Now, there aren't enough of them. Home construction workers have received an average 3.3 percent raise a...Consultants, a pay adviser, foresees raises for all construction workers, including those involved in commercial and industrial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/key-industries-beginning-s
Black presence in state GOP is growing stronger

...meeting began with a tour of the newly opened facility and a personal story from the owner about her transition from construction worker to the catering and hospitality industry. According to the owner, the Republican-backed tax incentive programs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-06-08/black-presence-s
32 states trail US as a whole in job recovery

...running at barely half the pace of the early and mid-2000s. And the United States has lost nearly 1.5 million construction workers since the end of 2007 - a 20 percent plunge. Nevada has lost half its construction workforce.Factories have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-02/32-states-trail-us-whole-j
Hundreds of abandoned properties await demolition funding

...Boone, who recently moved her shop, Naturally Jack'd, to Eve Street in Harrisburg.Boone said she'd seen construction workers she thought were fixing up a Jenkins Street duplex. A few months later, the windows are boarded and a spray-painted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-06/hundreds-abandoned-properties
Earth to Echo

Now Playing Synopsis: A group of young friends come to the aid of a mysterious visitor from a distant planet in this kid-friendly sci-fi adventure in the tradition of E.T. and The Goonies. Shortly after a massive construction project begins driving out the residents of their serene Nevada neighborhood, best friends Tuck (Astro), Munch (Reese Hartwig), and Alex (Teo Halm) notice that their mobile phones are being flooded with a series of enigmatic, encoded messages. Determined to discover the source of the code as their families, too, pack up and prepare to go their separate ways, the trio venture out into the desert and find a diminutive alien they nickname "Echo," who needs their help to get back to his ship. Although their quest is complicated by a group of sinister construction workers on a mission to reach the ailing extraterrestrial first, Tuck, Munch, and Alex soon receive some unexpected help from their classmate Emma (Ella Linnea Wahlestedt). Together with Emma, these three friends might just have a shot at getting Echo back to the stars before he's captured and imprisoned by the shadowy figures who are closing in fast. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Teo Halm, Ella Linnea Wahlestedt, Reese Hartwig, Jason Gray-Stanford, Alga Smith Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

With Congress unable to decide how to pay for transportation aid, highway projects may suffer

...broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force layoffs of construction workers, and delay needed repairs and improvements.Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in Ohio to whip up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-15/congress-unable-decide-how