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Restaurateurs in metro Augusta find challenges in market

...pizza chains is high. Tack on high food costs, difficulties finding personnel...fine-dining establishments listed food costs and the economy as their top two...drink purchases in 2015."The whole food cost levels of many key commodities are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-30/restaurateu
Applications for US jobless aid fall, suggests strong hiring

...wages increased only 2.1 percent in the past 12 months. That means that incomes are only barely outpacing inflation. Core consumer prices - which excludes volatile energy and food costs - have risen 1.7 percent over the past 12 months.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-08/applications-us-jobless-ai
Applications for US jobless aid rise, but growth looks solid

...Average wages increased only 2.1 percent in the past 12 months. That means that incomes are only barely outpacing inflation, with core consumer prices - which excludes volatile energy and food costs - up 1.7 percent over the past 12 months.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-31/applications-us-jobless-ai
WifeSaver, almost 50, changing with times

...Cunningham explained. "One of my dad's favorite sayings was you only have 100 percent to work with." So when food costs are 4 percent higher and operating costs are 4 percent higher and labor is 4 percent higher, then that cuts into the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-11-17/wifesaver-a
She's happy about this?

...agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service target individuals to squelch their free speech rights?Is she happy that food costs continue to rise exponentially?Is she happy that more than 50 million people are using food stamps (on average, by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-26/shes-happy-about
Wine Time: Piccini Memoro Bianco NV, Italy

The Piccini Memoro Bianco is a lively white wine, full of flavor and depth. It's a wine you can sip by itself, but it really opens up when you pair it with food.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-06-08/wine-time-piccini-mem
Twelve Money-Saving Tactics for Disney World

...amazing deals on extremely large, nice rooms at those places ? even some with kitchen areas, which can help a ton with food costs. I personally stayed at both the Caribe Royale and the Westgate Town Center while in Orlando (we cobbled together...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2014-07-20/twelve-mo
Rants & Raves

...Carter. Bush, Bush and Chris Christie, the same. What concerns me is keeping my health plan and my job. Taxes and food costs are going up. So ... bring our troops home. Close the borders. And get some leadership that will get our nation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-25/rants-raves
Shoppers can save as grocery prices increase

...S. Department of Agriculture's food cost prediction for 2013 comes true...year's potential 3 to 4 percent food cost increase.Monthly grocery costs...U.S. Department of Labor.The food cost inflation is more rapid than in previous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-03-30/shoppers-ca
Golden Harvest Food Bank wins $45,000 in Wal-Mart contest

...Utley said. "We're all here to help each other and help each other succeed."A backpack filled with three pounds of food costs $5 per weekend, or $180 for a 36-week school year. Grant money that mostly funds the program has been declining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-01/golden-harvest-food-bank-wins