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US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

...turning their focus to next week's Federal Reserve policy meeting for hints about the future of the central bank's bond purchases and its short-terms interest rates.The bond-buying program has kept long-term rates extremely low to encourage investment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/us-stock-market-has-best-w
Deputies advise residents of latest Green Dot scam

...would be arrested if they failed to provide money via a Green Dot card.According to the release, victims were advised to purchase the card and share the card's information by calling (706) 264-5550. The money would then be removed immediately.Anyone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-24/deputies-advise-reside
Rants & Raves

...has caused problems for me. RANTS TO THE SHERIFF'S Department not using funding properly. Raises needed yes, but don't purchase SUVS and other unneeded vehicles. Deputies drive over 100 vehicles home. Deputies drive vehicles to off-duty jobs. Part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-24/rants-raves
Coliseum Authority | The Augusta Chronicle

...Center complex. The second-floor lounge in James Brown Arena has a bar, covered outdoor patio and restrooms for patrons who purchase annual club passes, available for $700 to $1,000, said Monty Jones, general ... Elton John is the latest of recent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/coliseum-authority
A metered response

...parking to remain available south of Ellis Street and north of Jones Street, with downtown residents and employees eligible to purchase special long-term permits.Clearly, parking-meter proponents have done their due diligence on how to foist this plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-23/metered-response
A penny for better schools

...referendum would add an additional penny sales tax to most purchases made in Aiken County, generating an estimated $125 million...wouldn't single out property owners. Anyone making a purchase in the county ? renters, visitors and even people just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-20/penny-better-schools
US existing home sales rise in September

...payment savings needed to purchase a home. The federal regulator...Realtors' report. The share of purchases by investors fell to 14 percent...number of signed contracts to purchase a home slipped in August...are a barometer of future purchases. A one- to two-month lag...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-21/us-existing-home-sales-ris
US retail sales fell in September on autos, gas

...retail sales retreated in Sep tem ber as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing...contributed to a decline in retail sales, as purchases at service stations were off 0.8 percent...income for consumers to spend elsewhere.Purchases of clothing dropped 1.2 percent last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
North Augusta city council to discuss budget Monday

...Another option would be to increase taxes by 1.02 mills to upgrade air packs for North Augusta Public Safety through a lease purchase program. With this increase, residents would pay an additional $4.08 for a $100,000 house or $1.22 for a $20...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-19/north-augusta-city-counc
US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

...retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing...contributed to a decline in retail sales, as purchases at service stations were off 0.8 percent...a month ago, according to the AAA.Purchases of clothing dropped 1.2 percent last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe