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Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

...problems in the global economy, whether that is in China or in Europe."Stock investors responded positively. The Dow Jones industrial...U.S. manufacturing and business investment to troubles in Europe and Asia, which have roiled financial markets. Inflation also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/fed-holds-steady-rates-see
Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

...million. Sales were up in North America and Europe but fell in South America, the Middle...from the dollar, which hurt profits in Europe, South America and elsewhere. That beat...New vehicles like the S-Max wagon in Europe and the Ka small car in South America...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/ford-surprises-2q-record-n
Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

...market.Volkswagen AG said earlier this month that it sold 5.04 million vehicles during the same period. Sales were robust in Europe and North America but fell in China, usually a strong market for the company. Its first-half sales were 0.5 percent down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/volkswagen-sold-more-vehic
UPS 2Q profit beats Street as overseas business improves

...1.1 billion packages. UPS daily export shipments rose 5.5 percent, mostly due to an 8.5 percent increase in intra-Europe shipments. United Parcel Service Inc. maintained its full-year forecast for earnings in a range of $5.05 to $5.30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/ups-2q-profit-beats-street
Upcoming Events

...Mondays, Enterprise Mill Event CenterSOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: Re-cre-ates arts, skills of pre-17th century Europe; meets 7 p.m. second Mondays, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; free; Julie Decker (706...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-07-28/upcoming-events
As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006

...rates."The economy still faces an array of threats, from subpar U.S. manufacturing and business investment to troubles in Europe and Asia, which have roiled financial markets. Inflation also remains below the Fed's target rate. And while the unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/fed-meets-it-edges-toward-
Plunge in Chinese shares helps send global markets lower

...percent each. Global economic growth concerns remain the main focus for investors.Faced with a drop in stock prices in Asia, Europe and the U.S., investors moved into traditional safe havens. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell to 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/plunge-chinese-shares-help
Europe helps Electrolux return to profit in Q2

...appliance maker Electrolux returned to profit in the second quarter of the year on a combination of strong demand in western Europe and cost savings.The Stockholm-based company posted a net profit of 608 million kronor ($71.3 million), against a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-17/europe-helps-electrolux-re
Evans mother hopes Congress passes medical research bill

...enrolled him in a drug study for a hormone called oxytocin to improve his social abilities.The medication is widely available in Europe, but in Geor gia, Solares said, all she has to control Arturo's insomnia, over-activity, aggression and irritability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-24/evans-mother-hopes-congress-
Urban Outfitters facility on track to close in September

...September is still intact.Urban Outfitters is a global fashion apparel retailer with 238 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.In 2005, it opened the 459,000-square-foot center in Edgefield County Industrial Park, which employed 485 workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-22/urban-outfi