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Augusta commissioners all talk this week on rain tax

...Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee.Oh well, at least they got a whole weekend at the Ritz-Carlton. Columbia County government officials spent $3,500 and only got dinner at a Ruth's Chris Steak House in Savannah. THE FIELD FLOURISHES: Co lumbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-07-11/augusta-commiss
Technical difficulties upend service at United Airlines, NYSE and WSJ on bad day for tech

...most prominent business newspaper all suffered technology problems that upended service for parts of the day.Government officials said that it did not appear that the incidents were related, or the result of sabotage, counter to an endless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-08/technical-difficulties-upe
Cuba could provide big U.S. market

...relations between the two countries.Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter, who recently visited to Cuba to meet with government officials, said he does not feel Cubans are ready to be friends with Americans."I had the opportunity to sit between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-15/cuba-could-provide-big-us-
No deal on Greek proposal as its bailout is about to expire; country set to default on IMF loans

...of GDP. The Greek side has long called for debt relief, saying its mountainous debt is unsustainable.A Greek government official said Tsipras had spoken earlier in the day with Juncker, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and European...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/no-deal-greek-proposal-its
Former AIG CEO sees partial victory in a lawsuit relating to the U.S.

...needed to avert a shock to the financial system. At the same time, Bernanke insisted he didn't agree with other government officials that AIG's dire financial state largely resulted from excessive risk-taking by management - a view that led...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-15/judges-ruling-aig-bailout-
No deals reached for Greece in bailout as it nears default date

...anything. That's not the case," he said.At the same time, Greece also stuck to a hard line on Sunday, with a government official saying that the country will never accept cuts in pensions and wages or extra taxes on necessities such as electricity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-14/no-deals-reached-greece-ba
Route unclear as May 19 deadline nears for DOT to decide whether to grant OK for Palmetto Pipeline

...not needed," she said. "I don't like the idea of a private entity having the right to condemn property. Government officials are given that right to condemn: we use that very sparingly. We don't like to force people off their property...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-04/many-question-pipeline-p
After big slide in Athens stock market, Greece prepares to present creditors fresh proposals

...leading European shares end down 1 percent.A Greek government official indicated a deal with creditors may be nearer than...counter-proposals to bridge the remaining differences," a government official said.The official, who was not authorized to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-12/after-big-slide-athens-sto
Across Georgia

...of purchasing cardsDECATUR, GA. - DeKalb County's CEO says he is halting taxpayer-funded charge cards for government officials.Interim CEO Lee May said outside investigators handling a review of local corruption recommended the change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-08/across-georgia
Greece will combine 4 IMF payments

...eurozone. The talks will resume "within coming days," officials said.On his return to Athens, Tsipras told government officials that "extreme proposals will not be accepted by the Greek government. Everyone must understand that the Greek...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-04/greece-will-combine-4-imf-