Forecast: Augusta economy to grow jobs at 3.1 percent pace

...percent in the next.The unusually harsh winter in the northeastern states that bogged down the U.S. economy also was a drag on Georgia's. Those effects are working themselves out, Dhawan said.More nagging are global issues, such as China's...

Forecast: Augusta economy to grow

...percent in the next.The unusually harsh winter in the northeastern states that bogged down the U.S. economy also was a drag on Georgia's. Those effects are working themselves out, Dhawan says.More nagging are global issues, such as China's...

Rants & Raves

...also fight to protect the other. Regardless of whether I approve of either. WHY IN THE WORLD do I have to look at the paper every morning to see a cartoon of President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Can't y'all find something else to drag on?

Coke profit tops expectations, helped by price hikes

...The company sold 1 percent less soda, reflecting the ongoing move away from traditional carbonated drinks. One recent drag on soda has been the fading popularity of Diet Coke. The drink declined 5 percent in the region, while Coke Zero, a newer...

UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights

...the health insurance side, BMO Capital Markets analyst Jennifer Lynch said.Still, the health insurance side was no drag on the quarter's performance, with its operating earnings soaring 35 percent to $1.9 billion. The numbers for these...

With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall

...damage early this year, too, as did supply disruptions caused by a labor dispute at West Coast ports. But the biggest drag on the economy has been a sustained rise in the dollar's value.The stronger dollar has hurt American manufacturers by...

US employers added just 126K jobs in March

...time in 15 months, Americans actually earned less on average than they did in February. Tepid pay increases have been a drag on the economy since the Great Recession ended nearly six years ago.Many Americans remain out of the labor force, partly...

Economists fear future drag on economy from Iraq war costs

...will make next year's budget deficit look worse and after a short-term economic boost could contribute to a serious drag on future economic growth, many economists believe. In two to three years, according to their forecasts, huge and lingering...

High dollar dents company earnings

...the picture will likely get uglier as companies report earnings for the final three months of 2014."It's clearly a drag on corporate profits," said David Kelly, the chief market strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds.A few months ago, Kelly...

Headlight violations difficult to enforce, officers say

...directions."Moore said that while the newer lights run on less wattage, ultimately saving fuel since there is less drag on the alternator, the lights are twice as bright. If motorists forget to aim the headlights down, they might be the next...