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US-Cuba diplomatic thaw could benefit industries

...are U.S. farmers, travel companies, energy producers and importers of rum and cigars...business partner will be challenging.Energy companies also have a deep interest in...up.Sarah Ladislaw, director of the energy and national security program at the Center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/us-cuba-diplomatic-thaw-co
Georgia College men race past USC Aiken to open conference play

...Pacers coach Vince Alexander said. "When we get a lot of energy defensively, it creates shots for us. Tonight, we had no energy on either end of the floor. We had no energy at all."Georgia College entered the game ranked fifth in NCAA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/usca/2014-12-17/georgia-college-men-
Putin's plunge

...to take his massive country on a Soviet-style misadventure in Crimea and Ukraine. And he seemed to think he held all the energy cards with which to rake in all of Europe's chips.Oops. Today, sinking world oil prices and Ukraine-inspired sanctions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-18/putins-plunge
Smartphone app MyFitnessPal can aid weight loss

...study in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined whether a calorie-counting app could improve weight loss.The amount of energy in food is measured using calories. A simple way to think about calories is: If you eat more calories than you lose, you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-17/smartphone-app-myfitnesspal-
Fed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates

...economic forecast Wednesday, the Fed lowered its inflation forecast for next year to between 1 percent and 1.6 percent.Energy prices have plunged since the Fed last met in October, with oil reaching a five-year low. That price drop is reducing inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/fed-promises-patient-appro
Greenbrier's Wolfpack get motivated by guest speaker Brian Cain

After bringing his high-energy approach to the Greenbrier girls softball team two years ago, sports psychologist and performance coach Brian Cain was back Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-16/greenbriers-wolfpack-
Prominence of breaking news rarely arguable

...features about interesting people or items in our community.These are time-consuming tasks that take all a reporter's energies to fill the daily report, regardless of final output method.It is the news ? and The Augusta Chronicle's commitment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-05/prominence-breaking-news-rare
Bottom line

...comes from coal-fired power plants, the energy for your electric car produces more than...certainly not to say that alternative energy shouldn't be explored. But until that long-anticipated day rolls around when energy can be simultaneously clean, cheap and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-16/bottom-line
Oil has fallen by nearly half, to recession levels, as US economy improves

...and changing demographics mean demand is not increasing. The Energy Department predicts a slight decrease in gasoline demand next...result in thousands of job cuts.States that rely on taxes from energy production such as Alaska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/oil-has-fallen-nearly-half
Russian ruble still under heavy selling pressure despite big central bank rate hike

...able to weather international sanctions thanks to its revenues from high oil prices. But oil prices have been roughly halved, giving more bite to U.S. and European sanctions that have sought to isolate Russian energy firms and banks.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-16/russian-ruble-still-under-