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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
Warriors win NBA title, end 40-year drought

...again reign supreme.Their 40-year NBA championship drought is finally over.A half century of misery in Cleveland drags on. LeBron James just didn't have enough help.Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala scored 25 points apiece, Draymond Green...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-06-17/warriors-win-nba-title-end-40
Federal Reserve reports moderate economic growth

...manufactured goods. But business contacts in the Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis and Dallas districts all reported a drag on either export sales or business investment plans from the stronger dollar, which makes U.S.-made products more expensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/federal-reserve-reports-mo
US trade deficit drops sharply in April

...trade deficit declined sharply in April as exports posted a modest gain and imports fell, raising hopes that trade's drag on economic growth will ease this quarter.The April deficit tumbled 19.2 percent to $40.9 billion after surging to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/us-trade-deficit-drops-sha
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/forecast-augusta-economy-g
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-20/forecast-au
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-27/economy-uncertain-no-fed-r
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/unitedhealth-hikes-forecas
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?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-18/rants-raves
Trade deficit reaches 6-year high of $51.4 billion

...months of this year, the trade deficit was 5.2 percent higher than the same period a year ago. A larger trade deficit drags on growth because U.S. producers are losing sales to foreign competitors.The trade gap with China in March surged 38...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-05/treade-deficit-reaches-6-y