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NFL has work to do to restore image after domestic violence cases

...NFL's domestic-abuse crisis was voted sports story of the year by a panel of editors across the country.The $9 billion industry that U.S. fans devour on a weekly basis ran into a public-relations crisis, the likes of which nobody could have predicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-23/nfl-has-work-do-restore-image
Patriots, Spurs follow similar paths

...maintenance," Pioli said.There are, of course, differences in how the franchises have thrived."The longer you spend in this industry, you learn that there is not one formula for success in professional sports," Kraft said. "What works for one organization...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-23/patriots-spurs-follow-similar
Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant | The Augusta Chronicle

...Luz gladly stepped forward when the call went out for new trade workers to help alleviate a labor shortage in the construction industry. Now, he's on his way to an apprenticeship at Plant ... MULTIMEDIA ATHENS, Ga. - Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/vogtle-nuclear-powe
Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

...with the embargo still in place, the rum won't be flooding bars or the market.And it's unclear what the news means for industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from its Cuba headquarters by the 1959 Castro revolution. In the past, Bacardi has left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-22/coming-soon-us-cuba-libre-
University, Doctors appeal Columbia County decision

...Certificate of Need Appeals Panel, which is appointed by the governor, and are attorneys "familiar with the health care industry" but not currently employed by a health care provider, according to the regulations. The hearing officer will be assigned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/university-doctors-appeal-co
Just horsing around: CSRA's roots in the equine industry run deep

...for the Morris Museum of Art as a center of gravity for Southern art.I am writing to add another to their lists: the equine industry.A good place to start would be with our neighbors in the Aiken area. AIKEN HAS LONG been known for its first-class training...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-20/just-horsing-aro
Investors still see benefit of hiring stock pickers to run their funds

...funds continue to attract billions of dollars in new investment. That, plus some other trends from around the mutual fund industry:? Investors are sticking with (some) stock pickers.For decades the standard approach was to find a good manager who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/investors-still-see-benefi
Many people join forces to help ensure veterans' success in civilian life

...Aiken psychology faculty;? the Veteran to Career program in partnership with Aiken Technical College and local business and industry;? partnerships with organizations such as the Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project to provide access to social services and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-20/many-people-join
No takers on Georgia policy allowing rural hospitals to convert into stand-alone emergency rooms

...Rural areas tend to have higher-than-normal levels of poverty, large pools of uninsured people and too few patients.Industry data show that an emergency room needs 35 to 40 visits daily to break even, said Charles Horne, an accountant for Draffin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-20/no-takers-georgia-policy-all
Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

...put them in their locker" for bragging rights, said Jay Shapiro of the Cigar Chamber of Commerce. "It's an ego-driven industry," he said.Some tobacconists say they would welcome further loosening of the rules. Cuban tobacco could be added to blends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/cuban-cigar-boom-not-yet-s