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Augusta-area jobs decline in June

...unemployment insurance rose by 16.7 percent because of temporary claims filed in manufacturing, along with others in retail trade, transportation and warehousing, and educational services.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/augusta-area-jobs-decline-
Thousands gather on Portland bridge as Oregon eases into era of legal marijuana

...with growers anticipating January, when they're expected to be able to start applying for licenses to grow for the retail trade. Permits for processers, wholesalers and retailers are expected to roll out in succession.Over the past six months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-01/thousands-gather-portland-
Metro Augusta stores seeing Father's Day business

...billion in 2014 and down from $13.3 billion in 2013. The average shopper is expected to spend about $115.The retail trade association expressed optimism that sales associated with the summer holiday could help retailers rebound from chilly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-06-19/metro-augus
Augusta area unemployment dropped in April

...department reported last week that there were more jobs in leisure and hospitality, education and health services, retail trade, and professional and business services. Labor department data said there were 244,732 people with jobs in the area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-28/augusta-area-unemployment-
Deliveries improve for FedEx, UPS

...check. The forecast does not provide an actual dollar figure.The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, had previously said it expects sales for the season ? November and December ? to rise 4.1 percent to $616...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/deliveries-improve-fedex-u
Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

...accounts for about 20 percent of retail industry's annual sales. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts a 4.1 percent sales increase to $616.9 billion for November and December from last year. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-30/wal-mart-tests-matching-pr
Women-owned firms growing quickest in Georgia

...the real estate, finance and insurance and wholesale trade sectors but are still lagging in educational services and retail/trade."I think there are a couple of reasons that contribute to this trend," said Sue Parr, the president and CEO of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-23/women-owned
Holiday hiring in full swing

...from October to December over the past two years.In 2012, there were 1,600 positions added to wholesale trade, retail trade and transportation and warehousing during those three months. Last year, that number rose by 100 to 1,700 jobs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-10/holiday-hir
Wal-Mart to offer free shipping on top holiday items

...accounts for about 20 percent of retail industry's annual sales. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts a 4.1 percent sales increase to $616.9 billion for November and December from last year. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-31/wal-mart-offer-free-shippi
Local small business owners avoid taking credit cards, extra fees

...customers. "I would have to go up on my prices."According to the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, credit card swipe fees have tripled in the past decade, now costing merchants an estimated $30 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-14/local-small