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Forecast: Augusta economy to grow jobs at 3.1 percent pace

...construction in the first quarter, wrote Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center that released the outlook. Two key sectors issued pink slips last quarter in the metro area, professional and business services and information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/forecast-augusta-economy-g
Forecast: Augusta economy to grow

...construction (300) in the first quarter," wrote Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center that released the outlook.He notes that Wells Lighting announced 200 jobs with the opening of its North American headquarters.Two key sectors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-20/forecast-au
Buffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles

...Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle.Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after answering questions in front of more than 40,000 people at Berkshire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-04/buffett-says-raising-inter
SC lawmakers debate certificate of need program

...by health care and outcomes," Neal said.The bill moves on to the House floor, where another fight is expected. The outlook is even less certain in the Senate where the issue hasn't even gotten a committee hearing.Lawmakers also are preparing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-24/sc-lawmakers-debate-certifica
Corporate deals appetite hits 5-year high

...undertakings such as M&A fell out of vogue and deal volumes and values slid sharply.One reason for confidence in the outlook for the year ahead is the dollar's strength. The dollar has hit multiyear highs against a range of currencies as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-13/corporate-deals-appetite-h
Seven Kentucky players bolt for NBA Draft

...It's a wonderful feeling."Though Calipari now has to hit the recruiting trail to replenish half his roster, the outlook seems bright with the return of 5-9 guard Tyler Ulis, 6-9 forward Marcus Lee and possibly the 6-8 Poythress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-09/seven-kentucky-players-bo
Expectations for Braves low after roster overhaul

...27, can bounce back from shoulder problems and Cahill, also 27, can regain the form from earlier in his career, the outlook is even brighter.Atlanta also has perhaps the most dominant closer in the game, Craig Kimbrel, who led the NL in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-04/expectations-braves-low-
Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...looking for full-year earnings of $4.50 per share.Chief Financial Officer Carol Tome said during the call that the outlook does not take into account any expenses Home Depot may incur in the future for data breach-related claims. Last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/home-depot-4q-tops-street-
Cheap oil, low interest rates brighten outlook for global economy

...further below the Fed's 2 percent target, has led many economists to push back their forecast for a rate increase.? The outlook for broad-based U.S. pay increases is brightening. A majority think the average hourly wage will begin growing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-04/ap-survey-why-outlook-glob
Lower gas prices fuel convenience store sales

...themselves" by trading up to higher-priced premium products, such as craft and import beer as well as tobacco.The outlook for convenience stores and beverage manufacturers remains "broadly favorable" because of "lower gas prices, higher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-02-20/lower-gas-p