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California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery, convenience stores

...cash-giveaway to grocers that would lead to a loss of thousands of manufacturing jobs."If this law were allowed to go into effect, it would jeopardize thousands of California manufacturing jobs, hurt the environment and fleece consumers for billions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-30/california-becomes-first-s
Excise tax would be severe step backward for Augusta manufacturers

...reinstating" an excise tax imposed on energy used in manufacturing.At a time when businesses are working to maintain a competitive...actions on manufacturers in the county.The Augusta paper manufacturing facility run by Resolute Forest Products has been in operation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-09-28/excise-tax-would
Transportation is the foundation for Georgia's continued prosperity

...nearly 12 percent of all U.S. exports. They register an annual economic impact of $67 billion.? More than 9,800 manufacturing firms are in the state. Along with their 1,900 distributors, they provide jobs for 482,000 Georgians, and each year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-09-28/transportation-f
Excise tax is a bad idea

...worst recessions in history, American manufacturing is staging a comeback. Our nation's...Augusta to reap fewer benefits from this manufacturing boon could be on the horizon. Currently...a tax that narrowly targets only manufacturing ? will disproportionately affect companies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-22/excise-tax-bad-idea
For the record

...Fairington Drive, Hephzibah, trafficking, manufacturing and manufacturing marijuana near a school, possession of a firearm...Yates Drive, trafficking methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-09-24/record
Meth labs found near Willis Foreman Elementary

...Pennington Jr., 39, and Jay Harland Briele, 45, each have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, illegal dumping and manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, according to a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-25/meth-labs-found-near-w
Federal grant awarded for Rockwood infrastructure

...jobs created when the plant opens next year. The grant will improve wastewater infrastructure in support of Rockwood's manufacturing and employment needs, according to the development authority's press release.Additional funds became available to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-24/federal-gra
NutraSweet to stop making aspartame, downsize Augusta plant

...is we're in a place where we can't make a profit making aspartame anymore because of low-cost competition."The manufacturing facility has been located in Augusta for 30 years and employs about 210 people, including contractors.The layoffs will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-25/nutrasweet-
A heated debate on climate

...organizations as historically ham-fisted as the United Nations.If America could meet its energy needs ? powering homes, manufacturing goods and transporting commodities and people over vast distances ? using carbon-free sources, it already would be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-21/heated-debate-climate
US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August

WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for...adjustment problems.Output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August...enough to offset the decline in manufacturing.Output of motor vehicles and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/us-factory-output-drops-04