Tax referendum failure will delay projects, officials say

...already rejected a referendum on the tax last year, but a second failure in No vem ber will mean total sales taxes on retail sales across Augusta-Richmond County will drop from 8 percent to 7 percent when the current tax hits its collections cap and...

Home Depot separates itself from retail crowd in 2Q

...for the home or buying cars and electronics, rather than shoes, skirts and shirts.U.S. data shows that rising retail sales are being driven by spending on furniture, cars and things like sporting goods. While Home Depot boosted its annual...

US retail sales rose in July, aided by autos and restaurants

...anchored by an improving job market.Retail sales climbed 0.6 percent last month...a muted start to 2015. Greater retail sales could help boost overall economic...In the past 12 months, total retail sales have risen 2.4 percent. That...

US business stockpiles jump in June

...declines, sales have now risen for four straight months. In a separate report Thursday, the government said that retail sales posted a solid gain of 0.6 percent in June.The overall economy grew at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the April-June...

US retail sales dropped 3 percent in June, as Americans spend less on cars, clothes and furniture

...robust job growth in the past year.Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in June, the...May from a year earlier.Core retail sales fell 0.1 percent in June, after...healthy level.Economists watch the retail sales report closely because it provides...

Margaret Inglett

...Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Inglett was a lifelong resident of Thomson. She was retired as a retail sales clerk, and a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church. Mrs. Inglett was "Granny" to a host of family and friends. Survivors...

Some jobs at Wal-Mart will 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 at least $500 million.

Wine Time: Sutter Home White Zinfandel, California

...million by 1987. The winery says during the past 40 years the wine has represented more than $6 billion in U.S. retail sales.An original Sutter Home bottle even is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., with the story of what...

Fed will likely signal a rate hike is coming later this year if economy strengthens further

...closer to raising rates.Recent economic reports have turned more buoyant, with a rebound in home construction and retail sales and near-record auto sales.Perhaps most important, the job market has revived, having added an average 217...

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...