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Kia, General Motors recall vehicles

...and expects to have the recall underway next month, said spokesman Scott Baughman. Goodyear is also working with GM and there...officially issues its recall, GM will also issue a recall, said spokesman Alan Adler. In the meantime, GM is making sure there are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-01-29/kia-general-motors-recall-veh
New safety technology lowers chance that driver will die in a car crash, study finds

...front, side and rollover crashes, allowing the seatbelts and air bags to do their jobs well, said Russ Rader, an institute spokesman.Improved technologies were responsible for saving 7,700 driver lives in 2012 when compared to how cars were made in 1985...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-29/new-safety-technology-lowe
US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

...state unemployment offices were closed. That could have delayed the processing of some applications, a Labor Department spokesman said. The unemployed can apply for benefits online, though they are typically less likely to do so on a holiday. That suggests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-29/us-unemployment-benefit-ap
Plant Vogtle expansion delayed 18 months

...Previous schedules called for the Westinghouse AP1000 reactors to be completed in 2016 and 2017.In a statement, Georgia Power spokesman Jacob Hawkins said the new reactors provide benefits to the utility's customers that outweigh the short-term costs associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/plant-vogtle-expansion-delay
Repository work delays Savannah River Site nuclear waste shipments

...ancient salt bed beneath the desert, won't begin until it reaches full operation in 2018 or 2019, said Jim Giusti, a site spokesman for DOE.SRS has about 125 shipments of transuranic waste, or 617 cubic meters, awaiting disposal at the repository. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-28/repository-work-delays-savan
Savannah River Site clean up pushed to 2065, costing extra $25 billion

...when it's going to stop."Reduced federal funding levels for SRS have contributed to the changes, said Jim Giusti, a spokesman for DOE-SRS. The environmental management budget, which was about $1.3 billion for fiscal 2015, allows for less work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-27/savannah-river-site-clean-pus
Augusta VA appointed new director

...hospital in Tuscaloosa that has an operating budget of about $140 million, and a workforce of 1,000 employees.Hospital spokesman Pete Scovill deferred all comment on the appointment to Sepich."Throughout Andrews' career, she has demonstrated the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-28/augusta-va-appointed-new-dir
Allendale County train wreck leaked acid

...investigation."The derailment closed a section of South Carolina Highway 125, which has since reopened, said Derrec Becker, spokesman for the S.C. Emergency Management Division.A portion of Great Quarry Road remained closed off Highway 125, where CSX...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-28/allendale-county-train-wreck-
Business news

...giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.The company "flatly denies" the Forbes report, IBM spokesman Ian Colley said. IBM previously has announced layoffs affecting "several thousand people," only "a small fraction" of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-26/business-news
Browns' Josh Gordon could be facing another lenghty suspension after failing drug test

...disappointed to hear the latest report regarding Josh," a Browns spokesman said Sunday in a release. "At this point, due to the confidential...said he could not comment on his client's situation. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined comment.Gordon's latest misstep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-25/browns-josh-gordon-could-be-f