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Minimally sustainable

...separately passed wage laws that will phase in a $15-an-hour minimum wage over the next several years, despite decades of economic evidence showing such measures neither lift people out of poverty nor reduce unemployment.The only thing artificial wage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-27/minimally-sustainable
Plunge in Chinese shares helps send global markets lower

...Rightly or wrongly, people are concerned about a global economic slowdown," said James Liu, a global market strategist with...three major indexes fell between 2 to 3 percent each. Global economic growth concerns remain the main focus for investors.Faced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/plunge-chinese-shares-help
California surfer wins 10K open water world title at Kazan

...before winding up third.Gianniotis took pride in seeing the Greek flag raised at a time when his country has been plunged into economic crisis."Greece is in a really bad situation," he said. "The last two or three weeks I tried to keep very focused. It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-27/california-surfer-wins-10k-open-w
GRU President Keel pledges to work together with Augusta

...we have an obligation as a university to help this community grow and strengthen, and we have an obligation to help the economic development of this community."That is what it will take for both to succeed, Keel said."My pledge to you is that if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-27/gru-president-keel-pledge
Hospitals | The Augusta Chronicle

...Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Hospitals Augusta's sizable medical community is among the region's largest economic growth sectors, including Georgia Regents Medical Center, Augusta's third-largest employer. The market's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/hospitals
Deke Copenhaver | The Augusta Chronicle

...election to a full term in November 2006 with 65 percent of the vote. In his 2006 campaign, Mr. Copenhaver focused heavily on economic development and creating more cohesiveness among commissioners. He said at the time that his victory showed he had broad-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/people/deke-copenhaver
Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...tools, fire engines, electrical turbines and other equipment from Savannah River Site are being sold for funds to support economic development activities in five counties. Significant shortfalls in emergency preparedness at Savannah River Site were uncovered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/savannah-river-site
Rain tax has always been a done deal

...for her children Sam and Lane. "And it's my husband's birthday." TALK ABOUT HAVING A BIG HEAD: The commission's economic development subcommittee also met Friday, and Williams, the chairman, got an update from Dep uty Administrator Ted Rhinehart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-07-25/rain-tax-has-al
SC Democrats vow to renew push for Medicaid expansion

...South Carolina can't continue to turn its nose to the potential tens of thousands of additional health care jobs and the economic activity they would bring.The expansion's time has come, he said. But he believes Pinckney would not want the effort...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-25/sc-democrats-vow-renew-push-m
Scuttlebiz: Manpower says area is weak for job market

...best in the nation, based on critical criteria and patient outcomes. MAY INDEX: Georgia Re gents University's monthly economic index showed an increase of 0.2 percent in May.Lots of things are pulling it up and down. Job openings, the economists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-25/scuttlebiz-manpower-says-a