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US retail sales fall for 3rd month as auto purchases drop

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases dropped by the most in more than a year and Americans spent less at restaurants and home improvement stores.Retail sales fell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/us-retail-sales-fall-3rd-m
US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

...Bricklin Dwyer, an analyst at the bank BNP Paribas.Online purchases climbed 1.4 percent in October. Spending at restaurants...last month.Private industry reports show that car and truck purchases totaled 1.5 million in October, a 14 percent increase from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/us-retail-sales-crawl-upwa
County governments reap savings from low gas prices

...30, but was able to net $100,000 in savings to its general fund to possibly help it continue to make one-time capital purchases, reduce existing debt and roll back property taxes as it has in the past, administrator Scott Johnson said.He said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-12/county-governments-reap-savin
SPLOST not a 'new' tax

...million, since close to 50 percent of the revenue comes from non-Richmond County taxpayers.It is simply a 1-cent tax on purchases which has been on the books for years. It is not a new tax.Having been a sitting commissioner gives me a unique perspective...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-10-31/splost-not-new-tax
Home trends, room-by-room

As the housing market continues to rebound, now is a great time for you to purchase or renovate your home. To compete on the market place, your home should be on-trend and current, which is why it is increasingly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/good2know/2015-11-16/home-trends-room-room
Columbia County development authority honors industry

...Nutritional ResourcesThe provider of nutritional weight-loss products recently celebrated its 21st anniversary with the purchase of a development authority-owned spec building, allowing it to double the size of its operations to 100,000 square feet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-12/columbia-county-developmen
Pavey: Ducks stamps still well worth cost

...opportunity to view and learn about the outdoors.Nearly all of the purchase price ? 98 percent, according to the law that created the...complex. Ammo, earplugs and safety glasses are available for purchase, but visitors need to bring their own shotgun. WILDLIFE ARTISTS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-11-14/pavey-ducks-stamps-still
Facebook CEO on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

...in Newark, New Jersey. This time, though, Zuckerberg and Chan made a comparatively traditional donation that funded the purchase of cutting-edge equipment for treating some of San Francisco's poorest residents. It's not exactly "Move fast and break...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-17/facebook-ceo-philanthropy-
What Is It?

...guy, so owning one of these is not on my bucket list. The purchase cost, old or new, makes that a moot consideration, anyway...car but didn't cost quite as much."If you would like to purchase the used car in the picture, just write a check for $25 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-11-12/what-it
Belton, S.C., spill a cautionary tale on pipeline safety, advocates say

...seeps deeper into the ground. Kinder Morgan contends the spill has affected no more than 35 acres, and that it had offered to purchase the contaminated areas of the Lewis property at its appraised value or compensate the family for lost crops or rental income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-15/belton-sc-spill-cautionary-ta