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US retail sales rise 0.1 pct. in September; auto gains offset drop in gas station spending

...month, up 15.8 percent from a year ago. Buyers took advantage of low rates for auto loans and incentives over the Labor Day weekend.People are also splurging more frequently at restaurants and bars. Sales at dining establishments have climbed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-14/us-retail-sales-rise-01-pc
Auto sales soar 16 percent in September, led by Ford; halt in diesel sales hits VW

...percent.Analysts had expected big increases because Labor Day was included in September this year versus August a year ago. Labor Day weekend is typically one of the biggest sales periods of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/auto-sales-soar-16-percent
Bill Kirby: See others' gardens to really grow inspired

...Hello!" from Montreal.And then there were the groups. Eight family members were at Surfside Beach, S.C., for the Labor Day weekend, including: Jessica and Jamie Farley, of Lincolnton, Ga.; Stephanie and Michael Gilmer, of Gibson, Ga...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-28/bill-kirby-see-others-gardens
Greater Augusta Association of Fundraising Professionals names Keith Davis Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year for 2015

...HVAC program every year.She said it takes a minimum of $10,000 to fully fund such an endowment. Sometime around Labor Day, she received a check from Davis for $11,400 to be added to the $600 original gift. The money was used to fund the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-09-22/greater-augusta-
Ironman of the Day: Katie Hansen

...done," she said.Hansen said she stays active with about three triathlons a year. She entered a half-marathon on Labor Day weekend and she has a half-marathon scheduled the month after the Ironman 70.3 Augusta.GAMEPLAN: Hansen is keeping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-09-21/ironman-day-katie-ha
Now's the time to plant broccoli, cauliflower

...at garden centers and feed and seed stores since before Labor Day. If you haven't gotten yours in the ground, it is not too late. Because it always stays so hot through Labor Day, the most ideal time to plant is mid- to late Sep tem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-09-17/nows-time-plant-broc
Canada among winners in annual postcard contest

...destination for 20 postcard senders, leading the list in our annual Vacation Contest. Yes, between Me morial Day and Labor Day, more of you sent cards from Canada than any place else.South Carolina led our American list with 16 postcards, followed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-12/canada-among-winners-annual-p
Getting the most out of fall-planted bulbs

...owner of Colorblends, a wholesale bulb company in Bridgeport, Conn."But many retailers want bulbs on their shelves by Labor Day," he said. "They want that because they only have eight weeks before Halloween and Christmas, and must thin their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-09-10/getting-most-out-fal
Participants in march linked to Charleston shootings say Haley has more to learn about race

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Taking the podium before hundreds assembled for Labor Day weekend activities in downtown Charleston, the Rev. Joseph Darby said he has no doubt that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-07/participants-march-linked-cha
Park provides for family outings on Labor Day

...out of the way."They have their work cut out for them ? the Kelly and Dorsey families have been getting together on Labor Day for about 40 years, they said, and about 60 people are expected. Four grills lined up at the edge of the pavilion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-07/families-take-park-labor-day