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Crude oil closes under $40 for first time since 2009

...has fallen for eight straight weeks, the longest slump in almost 30 years.The decline in oil prices has hit the energy sector hard, and oil and gas and oilfield services companies were some of the biggest losers on the S&P 500 index during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-24/crude-oil-closes-under-40-
Strong sales lift US home prices 5.1 percent in August

...sector has so far been insulated from weaker growth overseas that is slowing growth in the U.S. manufacturing and energy sectors.Yet overall the housing market's health is mixed. New home sales plunged in September to their lowest level since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-27/strong-sales-lift-us-home-
Augusta advisers downplay market decline

...stock prices."There is some re-pricing that needs to work through the system," Rhodes said, specifically in the energy sector."Everyone thought China was going to sop up all of the oil that's been produced. All of this is coming to light...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-24/augusta-advisers-downplay-
Deere cuts earnings outlook on weak farm, energy sales

...outlook because it expects the weak agriculture and energy sectors to continue dragging down equipment sales.The agricultural...farmers from buying new equipment. Meanwhile, a weak energy sector has been dragging down construction equipment sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-21/deere-cuts-earnings-outloo
EPA plan credits new nuclear reactors, including at Plant Vogtle

...for investing in nuclear energy."I am pleased to see that the final rule does not penalize the foresight of the energy sector and the Public Service Commission in Georgia for investing in and building new nuclear generation capacity," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-04/epa-plan-credits-new-nuclear
Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter, according to report

...appliance manufacturing, building retrofits, rail systems and public transportation.Benzak said Georgia's clean energy sector will likely continue to grow as private developers become more aware of state and national policies encouraging renewable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/georgia-led-states-clean-e
Federal Reserve reports moderate economic growth

...negative impact on companies that either operate in the energy sector or provide services to energy companies. The report...in most districts. Employment was up except in the energy sector, with New York, Cleveland and Kansas City noting widespread...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/federal-reserve-reports-mo
Stocks up on earnings reports, Greece news

...is maintaining its recovery. On Tuesday, stocks logged a solid gain even after a big drop in oil prices pushed the energy sector lower."The economic data is coming in OK, and when you delve into the big picture of the earnings reports, they're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-10/stocks-earnings-reports-gr
Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

...harsh winter.The report found that labor markets were showing modest improvements despite the higher layoffs in the energy sector with some regions reporting difficulty in finding skilled workers.The report said there were some examples of modest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-15/fed-survey-finds-us-econom
Of Mutual Interest: Will shrinking earnings halt the stock market's run?

...see the market pull back, maybe five or 10 percent."Most of the damage to corporate earnings is being done by the energy sector.The price of U.S. crude slumped as much as 60 percent from a peak of $107 a barrel in June last year as supplies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/mutual-interest-will-shrin