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Decline sharpest since '86

WASHINGTON -- Prices paid by wholesalers last year recorded the sharpest decline since the 1986 oil collapse, and analysts said a flood of cheap imports from Asia could produce more deflation at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/09/bus_220315.shtml
Business
SUVs shrink to fit European market

...the others. The QX30, which will be introduced as a production vehicle in 2016, tries to do this with bold styling; it has sharp metal curves and flares that stand out."We want to come to the market with a different offer," said Francois Goupil de...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-03-05/suvs-shrink-
Top US banks pass Federal Reserve's 'stress tests'

...boosting its stock buybacks. The Fed said it was too difficult to assess how portions of Citi's global operation would fare in a sharp economic downturn. It was a setback for Citigroup, which had been cutting jobs and trimming some businesses in an effort to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/top-us-banks-pass-federal-
Bring your old apple tree back to its former glory

...tree every few weeks through spring and summer, firmly grabbing any excess sprouts with your hand and removing them with a sharp downward jerk. Save sprouts that are well-placed as far as spacing and height to make new limbs.Any wayward sprouts that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-03-05/bring-your-old-apple
Business news

...The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the Labor Department said Thursday...exclude food and energy, rose 0.2 percent.Despite the sharp drop in the overall index, economists see signs that many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/business-news
Program for English language learners grows in Augusta schools

...classroom before and had only a rudimentary understanding of English. But he proved willing to try his best."He was very sharp. One of the smartest students I've worked with ... many students in his position are quiet and withdrawn, but he was ready...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-04/program-english-language-
Pardon our mess: Richmond Hill Road repair patch crumbling

...installed to fix a sinking portion of the road is crumbling, which residents say is causing drivers to abruptly slow down into the sharp downhill turn and possibly endanger other motorists.WHO IS RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Utilities DepartmentACTION PROMISED: Kelsey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-01/pardon-our-mess-richmond-hil
NFL teams are using the combine to judge more than an athlete's ability

...else, and hopefully we will be able to help educate our people about what is not acceptable."Placing the issue into even sharper focus is the fact that arguably the most talented player in the upcoming draft, quarterback Jameis Winston, has been a fixture...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-23/nfl-teams-are-using-combine-j
Backups stepping up for team-oriented Hawks

...rested for the playoffs ? and to keep all players on the roster sharp."Each circumstance is unique," Budenholzer said after Monday's...does a lot for you mentally," Bazemore said. "It keeps you sharp and it keeps you hungry."Jenkins said the win made a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-03-02/backups-stepping-team-oriente
US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

...fall along with crude, though lower refinery production, because of seasonal factors and unexpected outages, could prevent a sharp decline.The national average price of gasoline is $2.44 a gallon. That's $1.02 cheaper than last year at this time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-03/us-running-out-room-store-