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Even as jobs return, lagging incomes and home equity leave many Americans feeling glum

...There are 27.4 million part-time jobs, representing 18.8 percent of jobs in the U.S. economy, according to the Labor Department. Before the recession, 16.5 percent of all jobs were part time.Some of this increase is due to the still-sluggish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/even-jobs-return-lagging-i
Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...the site's aging reactors slowed and eventually stopped as they were mothballed. The business of bombs at SRS turned to the labor of cleanup during the 1990s, and the work force went from about 25,000 to about 13,000. Today's SRS advocates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/savannah-river-site
S.H.A.R.P.E. Shooters outdoor gun range opening Labor Day weekend in Augusta

The owners of a new outdoor gun range in Augusta have their sights set on a Labor Day weekend opening.Since the first of the year, work has been ongoing at 2901 Gun Club Road to turn an old Veterans of Foreign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-28/sharpe-shoo
Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

...the Fed statement about a "significant underutilization of labor resources" showed that Yellen's more dovish views held sway...discussions."The Fed is continuing to express concern about labor markets and expressing no alarm about the rise in inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/fed-offers-dual-message-he
Augusta voters to see few local races on Nov. 4 ballot

...includes a small part of Richmond County.Voters also will decide statewide partisan contests for governor, U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and commissioners of insurance, labor and agriculture.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-30/nov-4-ballot-will-have-f
Critics pushing back against plan to cut pollution from power plants

...pushing back against President Obama's plan to cut pollution from power plants.Elected regulators, business interests and labor union officials said Tuesday in Atlanta that the Obama administration's plan to trim emissions could raise electricity prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-29/climate-rule-pushback-south
NFL sends wrong message with Ray Rice punishment

...policies."We believe that discipline we issued is appropriate," said Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of labor policy, on a radio show. "It is multiple games and hundreds of thousands of dollars. I think that's fair to say that doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2014-07-29/michaux-nfl-sends-w
35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...anywhere else in the United States.Wages have barely kept up with inflation during the five-year recovery, according to Labor Department figures. And a separate measure by Wells Fargo found that after-tax income fell for the bottom 20 percent of earners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-
Major League Baseball Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016 labor talks

...tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they...for players with major league deals. The labor agreement covering 2012-16 says players...No change is planned during the current labor contract."We give the players the opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/major-league-baseball-pl
Metro Augusta's unemployment rate rises to 7.4 percent in June

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.The rate in May was 6.9 percent. The rate was 8.9 percent in June a year ago.The rate increased because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-24/metro-augustas-unemploymen