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Target sees higher profit in third quarter

...fashions and home decor.Cornell must also salvage Target's botched entry into Canada in 2013, which has been a big drag on profits.Target is still playing catch-up, particularly with Amazon.com, and has rolled out a service that allows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-19/target-sees-higher-profit-
Gauge of US economy posts 0.9 percent October gain

...eight showed strength in October, led by favorable interest rates and gains in manufacturing orders.Stock prices were a drag on the index in October and average weekly manufacturing hours held steady.The overall economy grew at a solid 3.5 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/gauge-us-economy-posts-09-
US trade deficit expands in September

...deficit will rise slightly in 2014, as a stronger U.S. economy is drawing in more imports.The trade deficit is a drag on overall growth. That's because U.S. producers are selling less abroad compared to foreign companies, while imports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/us-trade-deficit-expands-s
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

...the appreciation in the U.S. dollar and slow growth in Europe and Asia are likely to once again make trade a net-drag on American economic growth," said James Marple, senior economist at TD Bank Group.For the third quarter, consumer spending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-30/us-economy-grew-35-percent
Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs

...aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.Ford's net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million in the third quarter, largely due to the cost of launching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/ford-profit-falls-third-qu
US stocks surge to biggest gain of the year as Fed signals no rush to raise interest rates

...show the U.S. economy continuing to expand. Investors have become concerned that Europe's weakness will eventually drag on the U.S. too."I think the U.S. economy could be protected from Europe for a quarter or two, but will start hurting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/us-stocks-surge-biggest-ga
US trade deficit drops to $40.1 billion in August

...than the same period in 2013. A larger deficit acts as a drag on the economy because it means more money going to foreign...imports. They are forecasting the deficit will be a modest drag on overall growth.The decline in the deficit in 2013 reflected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-03/us-trade-deficit-drops-401
MOX facility contractor requests construction extension for work at Savannah River Site

...construction project and plant design."A 10-year license extension could mean that the MOX project will just slowly drag on with no clear schedule and that the endless costs overruns will continue," he said.Clements said the NRC needs to hold...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/mox-facility-contractor-requ
Millage increase was a sweet decision for Augusta Commission

...to hold the legal meetings after the commission meetings so people wouldn't have to wait for hours when such meetings drag on."The lawyer works for us," he said, apparently thinking it was Chief Counsel Andrew Mac Ken zie's decision when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-30/millage-increas
Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

...Only a fraction of homeowners would be eligible for refinancing under the settlement. And the qualification process could drag on for years, with payouts set to be completed as late as 2018."It is certainly better than nothing," said Bruce Marks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/bank-america-settlement-li