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Dog flu reported in Georgia

...University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Lab confirmed this week the strain of canine flu infecting thousands of dogs in the Midwest has reached Georgia. A strain of the virus -- H3N2 -- was detected in a dog from the metropolitan Atlanta area. The dog...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-22/dog-flu-reported-georgia
US home sales slide in April due to few properties on market

...March and 62 days in February. Sales levels dropped in the Northeast, South and West, but edged up 1.7 percent in the Midwest.The median home price rose 8.9 percent over the past 12 months to $219,400. The median home value is just $2,500...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-21/us-home-sales-slide-april-
US home construction surges to fastest pace since 2007

...estimate to 2 percent from 1.9 percent.By region, house and apartment building starts surged last month in the Northeast, Midwest and West, while slipping slightly in the South. All four regions enjoyed increased construction of single-family houses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/us-home-construction-surge
Midwest dogs facing canine flu outbreak; owners urged to limit pets' contact with other dogs

MADISON, Wis. - A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-15/midwest-dogs-facing-canine-flu-outb
US job openings fall, hiring rises in mixed report

...8 million. That increase in job cuts is a major reason that net hiring fell.The biggest jump in layoffs occurred in the Midwest, where the oil and gas industry have shed thousands of jobs. A slowdown in manufacturing has also increased layoffs. Factory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-12/us-job-openings-fall-hirin
First quarter home sales, prices rise across metro Augusta

...to tame price growth and provide more opportunity for first-time buyers to enter the market." On a regional scale, the Midwest saw March home sales rise the sharpest in the country by 10.1 percent to 1.2 million.The South had the lowest increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-08/first-quart
Midwest Regional: Kansas gives Big 12 first victory in tournament

...this March.Perry Ellis added nine points for the Jayhawks (27-8), who will play seventh-seeded Wichita State in the Midwest Region's round of 32.WICHITA STATE 81, INDIANA 76In Omaha, Neb., Fred VanVleet matched his career high with 27 points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-20/midwest-regional-kansas-g
GA, Fla., S.C. rank 8, 9, 10 on economic-momentum

...States atop the list are located almost exclusively in the West and South, while those at the bottom are located in the Midwest, South and Northeast," the authors noted. "No northeastern state exceeded the national average economic performance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/ga-fla-sc-rank-8-9-10-econ
US home construction off to weak March start

...rebounded 2 percent from this past February's rate of 908,000 homes. Builders broke ground on more homes in the Northeast and Midwest, two areas hammered by snow storms and freezing temperatures in previous months. But the pace of construction slipped last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/us-home-construction-weak-
Fat-tire bikes help riders over tough terrain

...bikes started to become popular in the early 2000s in places where riders wanted to combat the snow, such as Alaska and the Midwest, particularly Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. Riders also took up fat-tire riding in sandy areas of New Mexico, Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-04-25/fat-tire-bikes-help-riders-over-tou