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Highway robbery

...left-leaning special interest groups are lauding the Republican Corker for his "bipartisan" gesture. One Democratic strategist even described his support as "a move that truly passes for courage these days in the GOP ranks."Really?We see no gallantry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-11/highway-robbery
Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month

...rise of 7.4 percent."That said, investors should be feeling good about Dow 17,000," Scott Wren, a senior equity strategist with Wells Fargo Advisors, wrote in a note to investors. "The stock market has more than recovered from levels seen during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-03/dow-tops-17000-first-time-
Former state attorney general McMaster wins Republican nomination for SC lieutenant governor

...results Tuesday showed McMaster trouncing Mike Campbell by a 2-to-1 margin. Sally Atwater, the widow of legendary GOP strategist Lee Atwater, lost to Molly Spearman in the superintendent's race. And Democrats elected their first black nominee for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-24/former-state-attorney-general-mcmas
Voters to pick GOP nominee for superintendent

...led the field in the June 10 primary, but only by half of a percentage point. Both she and Atwater, the widow of GOP strategist Lee Atwater, took roughly 22 percent of the vote.Both tout their classroom credentials.Sally Atwater, 63, taught 9...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-22/voters-pick-gop-nominee-super
Tea party stirs Ga. GOP runoff after primary loss

...years."We're more concerned with people's attitudes since the rise of the tea party," said Sal Russo, the chief strategist of the Tea Party Express, one of the largest such groups in the country. His group has yet to endorse in the July 22 Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-31/tea-party-stir
US economy shrank at 1 percent rate in Q1

...shakes off the effects of a severe winter."The second estimate of GDP is backward looking," said Dan Greenhaus, chief strategist at BTIG, in a note to clients. "We knew that weather dramatically impacted growth in the first quarter, and we fully expect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-29/us-economy-shrank-1-percen
Ex-Steeler coach Chuck Noll rememered as a no-nonsense winner

...the coaches to the front office down to the ball boys, he taught us all what it took to be a winner."Noll was a sharp strategist, brilliant evaluator of personnel and strong motivator."He was the glue," said ex-linebacker Jack Ham, a Hall of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-14/ex-steeler-coach-chuck-noll-r
US economy set for rebound after first-quarter contraction

...impacted growth in the first quarter, and we fully expect a bounce back in the second quarter," said Dan Greenhaus, chief strategist at BTIG, in a note to clients.The government released a separate report Thursday reflecting progress. Applications for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-29/us-economy-set-rebound-aft
Key industries beginning to see raises

...point where that excess supply (of workers) gets mopped up and wages begin to climb," says David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds.Still, many economists, including Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, disagree. She says the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/key-industries-beginning-s
US employers add 217K jobs; jobless rate stays at 6.3 percent

...happened since 1999."There's no doubt the rate of job creation has accelerated," said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG LLC. "But there remains a fair bit of slack in the labor market."Many economists had predicted late last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-06/us-employers-add-217k-jobs