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Layaway programs spread out payments

...for eight-week contract; $20 for 12-week contract? Eligible merchandise: apparel, home goods, toys, consumer electronics, sporting goods, furniture, appliancesSEARS (In-store or online) ? Eight-week, four-payment contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/layaway-programs-spread-ou
Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

...Savannah set a new record in fiscal 2014 by handling 3.1 million containers of imports and exports ranging from consumer electronics to frozen chickens.Foltz said Monday that business is still growing in the new fiscal year that started July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-29/final-deal-start-dredging-sav
National Highway Traffic Safety Admini­stration studying Toyota acceleration problem

...he said, failed to stop the car in time to prevent a crash. No one was hurt.Bob Ruginis, who specializes in consumer electronics, provided a report from the car's event-data recorder showing that the gas pedal was in the idle position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-29/national-highway-traffic-s
Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

...upcoming smartwatch. It's called the Apple Watch, rather than the iWatch that many people had been speculating. Consumer electronics companies have yet to demonstrate a compelling need for smartwatches, while bracelets have largely been niche...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-09/apple-unveils-watch-larger
Georgia ports chief touts Savannah's potential

...in the Southeast, has made it the fourth busiest U.S. seaport for cargo containers used to ship goods from consumer electronics to frozen chickens. On the East Coast, only the joint Port of New York and New Jersey sees more containers move...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-25/georgia-ports-chief-touts-sav
New e-commerce site owned by Alibaba puts the focus on small players

...e-commerce in China, a transformation that has given millions of households greater access to clothes, books and consumer electronics in a society that in the 1980s still required ration tickets for some supermarket items.The 15-year-old company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-11/new-e-commerce-site-owned-
Weak electronics sales pressure Best Buy, Sears

...aren't shelling out for consumer electronics.Already squeezed by tough...attract customers.But the consumer electronics remains stagnant. Sales...sales decline in many of the consumer electronics categories in which we compete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-22/weak-electronics-sales-pre
Sitel call center in Augusta adding 200 jobs

...expanding business with companies in industries including retail, travel, financial services, communication and consumer electronics. This spring, the company announced a combined 335 permanent hires at its centers in Albuquerque, N.M...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-05-13/sitel-call-
Best Buy holiday sales fall, shares skid

...Joly said there was an overall decline in the consumer electronics market that no one was expecting. Indeed, according to research firm NPD Group, consumer electronics sales fell 2.4 percent to $22.9 billion during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-16/best-buy-holiday-sales-fal
Obama focuses on creating manufacturing jobs, boosting economy during North Carolina visit

...energy-efficient, high-power electronic chips and devices that will be used to help make things like motors, consumer electronics and other devices that support the power grid, smaller, faster and more efficient. It's being led by a consortium...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-15/obama-focuses-creating-man