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US hiring surges in October with 271,000 jobs added

...month.That was a strong rebound from August and September, when turmoil in China and other economies overseas proved a drag on the U.S. job market.Unemployment declined from 5.1 percent in September and is now at its lowest point since April...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-06/us-hiring-surges-october-2
Fed's China comments reinforce unease about growth prospects

...Sunday promises to overhaul state companies that control industries from oil to banking to telecoms and are seen as a costly drag on the economy. But analysts expressed disappointment that it fails to address key issues such as monopolies and does too...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-18/feds-china-comments-reinfo
Some Dish channels go dark due to spat with their owner

...for the channels. Sometimes that leads to fights that result in channel blackouts, which can last less than a day or drag on. In 2013, Time Warner Cable customers lost access to CBS channels for a month.Dish said the Sinclair channels went...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-26/some-dish-channels-go-dark
Japan trade deficit widens as export growth slows

...the first three months of the year, sapped mainly by weaker than expected consumer spending, though exports also were a drag on growth, falling at a 16.5 percent annual pace."The trade deficit widened in July, and should continue to rise in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-19/japan-trade-deficit-widens
US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July, smallest in 5 months

...weakness in nations such as China.Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, predicted that trade will be a drag on economic growth over the next year as the strong dollar cuts into exports and boosts demand for imports by making foreign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-03/us-trade-deficit-drops-419
US business stockpiles jump in June

...inventories. If consumer demand doesn't rise, businesses could start cutting back on restocking, which would be a drag on the economySales rose a modest 0.2 percent. After seven months of declines, sales have now risen for four straight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-13/us-business-stockpiles-jum
Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average

...continuing to review the application "in a rigorous, transparent, and objective manner."The process does not typically drag on this long.The first permit issued after Bush revised the process in 2004 took less than four months from application...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-12/keystone-xl-us-review-taking-5-
US home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

...Sales improved in all four geographical regions: Northeast, Midwest, South and West.The limited supplies could prove a drag on sales growth in the coming months, tempering further gains.Ever rising home values are stretching the budgets of first-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-22/us-home-sales-surge-june-f
Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs as phone sales flag from its Nokia purchase

...advertising business to AOL Inc.Wall Street seems to prefer Nadella's strategy. Analysts have said the Nokia business was a drag on Microsoft's profits. The company's stock slipped 2 cents to $44.28 in afternoon trading Wednesday."We believe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-08/microsoft-cuts-7800-jobs-p
Privatizing the storage of nuclear plants' used fuel is worth pursuing

...step forward, because the U.S. Department of Energy's lack of progress in solving the waste problem remains a major drag on the growth of nuclear power. The price Americans pay for lack of progress on nuclear waste disposal is painfully evident...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-06-28/privatizing-stor