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US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

...seasonal layoffs of temporary employees hired by retailers and restaurants for the winter holidays. Those layoffs caused a spike in applications in early January. They reached a seven-month high of 317,000 three weeks ago. The government tries to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-29/us-unemployment-benefit-ap
American Airlines tops Street 4Q forecasts

...benefit particularly because it doesn't hedge against higher fuel prices. That means it takes some risk in case oil prices spike, but it captures more of the bonanza when oil prices fall, as they did in late 2014.American and US Airways cut their fuel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/american-airlines-tops-str
Price spikes for once-cheap generic drugs draw scrutiny from Senate lawmakers

...for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a...experts testifying Thursday said the price spikes reflect broader price increases for generics...where drug shortages have led to price spikes, FDA has approved emergency imports of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/price-spikes-once-cheap-ge
UPS takes hit during holidays, cuts outlook

...11 percent increase compared with the huge rush the previous year.The company added capacity to prepare for the "extreme spike" in volume on Cyber Monday and on Dec. 22, which is a peak delivery day before Christmas. However, the company said Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/ups-takes-hit-during-holid
Embattled Cleveland coach Blatt remains beloved in Israel despite struggles in NBA debut

...that he would coach the planet's greatest player has only added to the excitement.Barak said the channel has experienced a spike in ratings this season, and that he is often stopped on the streets by strangers who want to pick his brain about Blatt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-01-20/embattled-cleveland-coach-bla
Michaux: Ex-Washington County star Josh Gordy isn't taking Colts' playoff run for granted

...his Washington County mentor, Takeo Spikes, to understand what a blessing that was even as an inactive rookie.Spikes played in a record 219 regular season...doesn't sound like the marquee role Spikes played as a former Pro Bowler, Gordy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-17/michaux-ex-washington-county-
Braves: Gattis trade brings back more prospect talent

...left up, or simply missed targets. On the other end, he'll occasionally wrap the curve and choke it, which causes the spikes. Considering this was my first extended look at Foltynewicz, I was surprised such a mechanical flaw was being repeated so...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-01-15/braves-gatti
More dead deer found along roads last year

...out of the county, said Daniel Mayne, the operations manager at Columbia Coun ty Ani mal Services. He believes the recent spike in Colum bia County could be partly caused by vigorous development in Grovetown."We're starting to see some (deer) come...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-10/more-dead-deer-found-along-ro
Overtime

...DopingKenya institutes new regulationsKenya's under-pressure athletics federation announced new regulations meant to curb a spike in doping cases among the country's famed distance runners, including banning athletes younger than 20 from taking part in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-01-09/overtime
Hike through Zion National Park offers twist on the holiday

...spend some time in the shoe department studying the strap-on spikes, but give them the brush-off, a mistake I will come to...earlier fashion reticence in the gift shop betrays me. Strap-on spikes would be really good right now. No sun on this side of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-12-27/hike-through-zion-nation