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...

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...

The Coupon Lady: Inexpensive summer fun for kids

...love offering to the church if we are not members. I choose to do so in order to cover the church's materials and food costs for my children in gratitude.The important thing is not to let your summer slip by! The Augusta area provides plenty...

Wine Time: Neyers Vista Luna Zinfandel, Borden Ranch 2010, Lodi

The Neyers Zinfandel Vista Luna has an intoxicating fruity aroma and a rich, lush, warm mouthfeel. It is a great wine to sip or to pair with many different foods.

Wine Time: Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2010, Central Coast

The Wild Horse is full of lively red fruit flavor, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, smooth, full finish. This wine was made to pair with great foods.

Mild consumer price increases, rising builder confidence aid US economic growth

...adjusted 0.6 percent in September, the Labor Department said, driven by higher gas prices. When excluding gas and food costs, prices rose just 0.1 percent. Overall prices have risen just 2 percent in the 12 months that ended in September...

Convention center nearing completion

...been considering would have required that the city pay catering expenses, such as utilities, labor, maintenance and food costs, and a fee to Augusta Riverfront to cater the events.Under a shorter, two-year agreement, which the city can terminate...

The Coupon Lady: How much should you be spending on groceries?

...allotments. The national weekly food cost average for a family of four at the...child aged 4-5 years. The weekly food costs at the thrifty level for each of...what my family should be spending in food costs and do not include any personal care...

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...

Low prices, weak hiring raise odds of Fed action

...The biggest, which was the decline since December 2008, was mostly because of a 6.8 percent drop in gas prices. Food costs were unchanged.Over the past 12 months ending in May, consumer prices rose 1.7 percent, much less than April's...