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...plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose.The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/business-news
US factories grew last month at slowest pace in a year

...the ISM's manufacturing survey committee, said that cheaper oil is benefiting many manufacturers by cutting their energy costs.A measure of the prices factories paid for raw materials, including oil and oil-based goods such as plastics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-02/us-factories-grew-last-mon
The Big Impact of Your Little Financial Choices

...rate of 60 watts per hour, will use 1,200,000 watts, or 1,200 kilowatts. Let's assume that, on average, energy costs $0.12 per kilowatt hour from my energy company. That means, over that 20,000 hour period, that the LED bulb...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-01-24/big-impac
In spite of itself

...makes the president's boasts so galling about falling gas prices.If he truly cared about the average American's energy costs, his administration wouldn't be throwing up roadblocks to the Keystone XL pipeline and gnashing its teeth at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-06/spite-itself
Stocks sink over oil, Europe worries

...analysts and economists predict that, on balance, a decline in oil prices helps the broader economy because it reduces energy costs for industrial companies. Lower gas prices also put more money in the pockets of consumers.But there are downsides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-05/stocks-sink-over-oil-europ
Owning historic inns often a labor of love

...sound, had water leaks, mechanical problems, aged furnishings and other issues that needed immediate attention.The energy costs alone were upwards of $1,000 daily, said Greg Winey, president of NorthPointe Hospitality Management LLC, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2014-11-21/owning-historic-inns-often-la
Low-income, elderly residents can apply for assistance with heating costs

...Veterans Day, Nov. 11.To qualify for the Energy Assistance Program, residents must be responsible for paying the energy cost for the home's primary heating source; a U.S. citizen or legally admitted alien; and have an income at or below...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-31/low-income-elderly-residents
Electricity bills expected to increase this winter, natural gas to be stable

...For the average Georgia Power customers ? those who regularly use 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity at home ? energy costs will increase about $2.84 a month, spokesman John Kraft said.The rate change was approved in December by the Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-22/electricity-bills-expected-i
25 Smart Ways to Handle a $1,000 Windfall

...better (improving the value) and also greatly trim your energy costs. If you have a sudden windfall and own your home...things that you personally could be doing to reduce your energy costs. Apply your $1,000 to the strongest of these suggestions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2014-11-24/25-smart-
US-China business links too profitable to be broken by hacking controversy

...worse, said Raymond Cheng, CEO of the Sozo Group, a Hong Kong firm that helps Chinese companies invest in America. "Energy costs are rapidly rising and are cheaper in the U.S.... Everybody realizes that manufacturing needs to be closer to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-26/us-china-business-links-to