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Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

...a seasonally adjusted 282,000. The decrease suggests that a recent slowdown in manufacturing, housing starts and retail sales have not trickled into the job market, a possible indication that economic growth will rebound after a harsh winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/fewer-americans-filed-unem
Bee's Knees restaurant owners prepare to open growler pub

...have no plans to brew beer in-house, though that could change if state legislation eases restrictions on brewery retail sales, they said.While stores such as Whole Foods Market in Augusta and Gra vity Growlers in Martinez sell craft beer to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-23/bees-knees-
Harsh weather freezes US economy for a 2nd year, though the slowdown is likely temporary

...just as a winter-related slump did last year.Retail sales fell 0.6 percent in February, the government said...the job market and the economy are still solid.The retail sales report "doesn't change our view that the economic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/harsh-weather-freezes-us-e
Fed inching toward interest rate increase, economy shows signs of weakness

...goods costlier overseas and weakens exports. And retail sales remain sluggish, with Americans spending less at...though the index showed a drop in buyer traffic.Retail sales have fallen for three consecutive months. The declines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-17/fed-inching-toward-interes
US retail sales fall for 3rd month as auto purchases drop

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases...restaurants and home improvement stores.Retail sales fell 0.6 percent last month after...from cheaper gas.The monthly retail sales report is closely watched because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/us-retail-sales-fall-3rd-m
DDA board gives support for brewpubs

...brew sales across the country topped $14 billion in 2013.Georgia is one of five states that does not allow packaged retail sales at its breweries. Currently, the state's three-tier system requires that beer made at a brewery go through a third-party...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-12/dda-board-g
Millions contribute to personal freedom, free choice, economic instability

...layoffs, of which some are temporary but others may be more or less permanent. AGAIN, PREFERENCES for online digital retail sales has brought forth the likes of Amazon.com, but sales declines in shopping malls and standard retail shops, where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-02-15/millions-contrib
Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

...of an improving economy.The New York and Boston districts reported that harsh winter weather had depressed overall retail sales but Boston and Cleveland reported an increase in sales of winter clothing, rock salt and snow shovels.Auto sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-04/fed-survey-finds-us-econom
TJ Maxx, Marshalls follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

...other outlets that pay more than traditional retailers. The average hourly pay is $9.93 for cashiers and low-level retail sales staff, according to Hay Group's survey of 140 retailers with annual sales of $500 million.TJX, which has 191...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-25/tj-maxx-marshalls-follow-w
Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart workers to get pay raises

...more than discounters like Wal-Mart. But it's above the $9.93 average hourly pay for cashiers and low level retail sales staff, according to Hay Group's survey of 140 retailers with annual sales of $500 million.Ed Lazear, a Stanford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/nearly-40-percent-wal-mart