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Augusta-area companies enjoying lower fuel prices

...significant effect on the national economy, he said, as those savings add up each month. "It is one of the reasons I think holiday retail sales will be pretty good this year."Vitner said lower gas prices show up immediately in a couple of key places: buying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/augusta-area-companies-enj
US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

...impatient with the company, which has been unable to deliver profits even as it gains ground as one of the world's largest retail companies. Amazon fell $26.12, or 8 percent, to $287.06.Investors are turning their focus to next week's Federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/us-stock-market-has-best-w
Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, shares fall

...retailers make a chunk of their annual profit, about 20 percent, during the November and December period. Overall, the National Retail Federation expects sales during the period to be up 4 percent to $617 billion.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-23/amazon-gives-disappointing
US retail sales fell in September on autos, gas

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales retreated in Sep tem ber as purchases...said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the...recent slip was enough to dent overall retail sales in September.Falling gasoline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases...said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the...recent slip was enough to dent overall retail sales in September.Falling gasoline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
Columbia County commission approves rezoning for Kroger Marketplace

...Lewiston Road and William Few Parkway to make way for a new retail development anchored by a Kroger Marketplace.According to...includes a 114,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace and several retail or restaurant outparcels on 35 acres in the vicinity of William...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-21/columbia-county-commission
LeBron James unveils new shoe at Nike headquarters

...since signing with Nike as a rookie out of high school in 2003, features multicolored hexagonal cushions on the soles. It retails for $200, and versions of it will start hitting stores in October.The NBA superstar, who started his career in Cleveland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-16/lebron-james-unveils-new-shoe
Shoppers like convenience of newly opened North Augusta Wal-Mart

...to open in Sweetwater Square, a 52-acre development that includes five 1.3-acre outparcels slated for restaurants and retail use and a 36,000-square-foot shopping center. Smallcakes Cupcakery, Just Beds, Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, Firehouse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-22/shoppers-co
Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

...Sears will still have a significant presence at six of the locations. Primark will lease about 400,000 net square feet of retail space in the Northeastern U.S. and is expected to receive the space over the next 12 to 18 months.Earlier this month Sears...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-20/sears-plans-raise-more-cas
Business news

...parts of Eastern Europe will be looking for a new place to bank next year.Citigroup said Tuesday that it will bow out of the retail banking business in 11 markets, part of its ongoing effort since the financial crisis to restructure and slim down.The bank...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-14/business-news