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Summer deals, demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles keeps US auto sales hot in July

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."Luxury vehicles like Audis and Volvos drove off dealer lots at a furious pace in July and, combined with sizzling demand for SUVs, helped the auto industry roll on toward its best...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-03/summer-deals-demand-suvs-a
Rants & Raves

...gave pardons to 40 chronic U.S. drug dealers in our prisons. It appears that our liberal...president believes it is OK to be a drug dealer and we should not overly punish or criticize...Chapo, the notorious super rich drug dealer and kingpin who recently escaped from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-02/rants-raves
What Is It?

...out. My wife had a nice Chevy II, fully loaded sedan. Even had air conditioning. She came from a small town and knew the dealer. He finally took it back for what she owed on it. So that ended our attempt at owning a Thunderbird."Alexander Reeves said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-07-30/what-it
Shirley Tiner

...Wrens, where she graduated high school and faithfully served her Lord at Wrens Baptist Church. She was a former Western Auto dealer and owner of Tiner's Restaurant. Her main focus, however, was raising her five children. Her favorite thing to do was...

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Biz Bits

...sales agent of the month for June from Century 21 Larry Miller Realty NICK MEABONAward/honor: Received Bernina's District Dealer of the Year Award from the sewing machine manufacturerDetails: He works for Branum's Sewing and Vacuum in Augusta. FIRST...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/biz-bits
Fiat Chrysler will offer to buy back pickups in recall settlement

...2010 Dodge Ram 1500 ? one of the smaller, less-expensive trucks involved in the recalls ? could fetch $20,000 in a dealer trade-in, assuming the truck has 60,000 miles and is in "good" condition. At that rate, if Chrysler had to buy back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-26/fiat-chrysler-will-offer-b
Local businesses watch dropping gold prices

As gold prices spiraled downward this week, local coin dealer Steve Damron watched with a sense of dread."In an increasing market, even somebody who's just average at business can make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-23/local-busin
Auto recalls

...years.In the U.S., the recall affects about 14,600 Versa, Cube and Juke vehicles. Nissan says the buttons can stick inside a housing when exposed to hot temperatures. Dealers will replace the housing for free starting in August.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-07-23/auto-recalls
Augusta man acquitted at murder trial

...account of what happened that night."What a miserable way to die, for a rock of crack ... (for Lay) to pay off his drug dealers," Paine said.Lay told investigators that he heard a gunshot and found Marshall in the weedy side yard of 910 Carrie St...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-15/augusta-man-acquitted-
US retail sales dropped 3 percent in June, as Americans spend less on cars, clothes and furniture

...Building material sales fell 1.3 percent. Online and catalog retailers had a 0.4 percent drop in sales.Sales at auto dealers fell 1.1 percent, but that drop came after a big gain in the previous month. Auto purchases reached the highest level in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-14/us-retail-sales-dropped-3-