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Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

...acceptable, Consumer Reports said.Audi spokesman Bradley Stertz said a class action lawsuit...the other models, he said.Subaru spokesman Michael McHale said oil consumption...models.Messages were left for a BMW spokesman.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/consumer-reports-finds-som
Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter, according to report

...Entrepreneurs, a nonpartisan group of business leaders and investors that promotes environmental policies.Jeff Benzak, a spokesman for Environmental Entrepreneurs, said Georgia hasn't ranked in the top 10 states since the group started the ranking in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/georgia-led-states-clean-e
Kirby: Another Augustan visited White House in 1980

...appointment took place on the day after the botched Iran hostage rescue, and the president was unexpectedly busy. Clyde said spokesman Jody Powell took the book and made sure the president, first lady, Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan and Powell himself all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/kirby-another-augustan-visite
Appeal hearing over Columbia County hospital ends

...Burr said. "We thought we made good points."Doctors also feels good about the reception it received for its case, spokesman Adam Landau said."It's impossible to know what will happen, but we believe we presented the evidence to show that if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-06-30/appeal-hearing-over-columbia
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

...class-action lawsuit against Chipotle, which charges that apprentices shouldn't be classified as managers exempt from overtime. A spokesman for Chipotle declined to comment on the case.Dawn Hughey, a former store manager for Dollar General in Flint, Michigan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/boosting-overtime-obama-ca
No deal on Greek proposal as its bailout is about to expire; country set to default on IMF loans

...proposal that was on the table last weekend. He would also have to change his position on Sunday's referendum.Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the offer would also involve unspecified discussions on Athens's massive debt load of over 300 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/no-deal-greek-proposal-its
Georgia gets new outdoor water use rules

...rule does not require use of sound science," said Chris Manganiello, policy director for the Georgia River Network and spokesman for the coalition. "Instead, a drought declaration is ultimately in the hands of an agency director whose decision making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/georgia-gets-new-outdoor
Obama proposes to make more workers eligible for overtime pay

...class-action lawsuit against Chipotle, which charges that apprentices shouldn't be classified as managers exempt from overtime. A spokesman for Chipotle declined to comment on the case.Dawn Hughey, a former store manager for Dollar General in Flint, Michigan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/obama-proposes-make-more-w
Lightning strikes Columbia air passenger

...from Hartford, Connecticut; to Charlotte, North Carolina; when it was diverted to Columbia due to bad weather.Airport spokesman Kaela Harmon says as the woman left the plane and walked across the tarmac, lightning struck her.Officials say she was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-29/lightning-strikes-columbia-a
Hot weather, high water at Thurmond Lake attracting big crowds

...weather we're experiencing," Alford said.Credit for the high water levels should be given to spring rainfall, said corps spokesman Billy Birdwell. The corps isn't doing anything different to control the water levels at Thurmond, Russell or Hartwell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-28/hot-weather-high-water-thurm