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Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

...than two-thirds of the workforce in developed countries. Technology is eliminating jobs in office buildings, retail establishments and other businesses consumers deal with every day.? Technology is being adopted by every kind of organization...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-24/recession-tech-kill-middle
Penny-tax revenue declines for 2 months

...revenues dropped slightly in back-to-back months. The revenue from the 2006-11 cycle of penny taxes on retail establishments fell 0.84 percent in October and 1.19 percent in November from 2007 numbers. "Looking back, since January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/24/bus_508930.shtml
Business
Future is bright on 8th Street

...ago, the wide, tree-lined boulevard had been all but abandoned by Augusta business owners, with only a few retail establishments left to remind the community of the area's glory days. Today, many of those formerly vacant storefronts are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/18/liv_372952.shtml
Life & style
Campaign rewards good service in Aiken

...director of the ADDA. Ms. Cloud's association recently began placing cards in downtown Aiken restaurants, retail establishments, nonprofit offices and even churches, asking visitors whether they experienced exceptional service or a positive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/06/met_543400.shtml
Metro
Retail-apartment project revised

...The revision nixes the tower idea and calls for all residential units in the first phase to be separate from retail establishments, with their own parking lots. The latest plan lays out seven four-story buildings, totaling about 350 apartments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/30/met_509603.shtml
Metro
Cultural crash course

...to the Augusta-Aiken region -- will find 120 exhibitors ranging from area tourist attractions to eateries, retail establishments, businesses, agencies and organizations. Actually, anyone can benefit from the expo. Even if you grew up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/03/edi_471773.shtml
Editorials
Stores urged to recheck for recalled items

...and Drug Administration advised pet owners Thursday that recalled pet food might still be on the shelves in some retail establishments. The agency asked retailers across the country to be vigilant in removing all products associated with the pet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/13/bus_124460.shtml
Business
Rants & Raves

...have been waiting to hit us with that.CUSTOMER SERVICE is at an all-time low in this area at fast-food and retail establishments. Don't get me wrong: there are some wonderful hardworking people out there who let you know that they appreciate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-15/rants-and-raves
Metro
Rants and raves

...mind would locate there. THIS IS A RANT for the division of the Augusta area. There is many quality food and retail establishments on the west side, and the west side continues to grow. Why doesn't the commission work towards building the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2007-07-11/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Europe comes to Texas

...Eventually, plans for the 45-acre development call for 70 or so houses, about 280 condominium units, 100 retail establishments, 100 offices and an 80-room hotel. A replica of Venice's St. Mark's Square is planned to serve as a community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/27/liv_549604.shtml
Life & style