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Financial market turmoil creates a tempting opportunity for mortgage refinancers

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-19/financial-market-turmoil-c
The Artside: Thomason's oil paintings offer view of Appalachia

At the Morris Museum of Art, an exhibition features 26 of Eugene Thomason's oil paintings including a series depicting a fictional mountain clan he called the Hankinses, as well as portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in Appalachia.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-10-15/artside-thomasons-oil
Facing the real causes of our slow recovery -- high taxes and red tape

The inadequate pace of private investment spending has been choked by our blunderingly punitive tax and regulatory policies.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-08-30/facing-real-caus
Even as jobs return, lagging incomes and home equity leave many Americans feeling glum

WASHINGTON - The Gallup Organization has found that consumers' view of the economy is the glummest it's been in seven months.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/even-jobs-return-lagging-i
Comedian Williams was in early stages of Parkinson's disease, wife says

In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson's diagnosis when he died Monday in his Northern California home. Authorities said he committed suicide.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-14/comedian-williams-was-early-stages-
Maybe silence goes better with veggies

In the government's push for healthy eating, the young folks have responded as they have since Socrates tried to get them to sit up straight during his philosophy lectures. That is, they've ignored us.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-21/maybe-silence-goes-better-veg
Microsoft names cloud computing chief as next CEO

LOS ANGELES - Microsoft has named the head of its cloud computing business as the company's next CEO, only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-04/microsoft-names-cloud-comp
Column: Augusta is poised for a prosperous 2014

I pledge to you all that I'm fully committed to working as hard as possible to make great things happen for Augusta in the coming year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-12-30/augusta-poised-p
Medical College of Georgia students celebrate their perfect match

Match Day is an annual ritual that is a mixture of Carnivale, pep rally and rugby scrum as students hug, cry and scream when they receive their residency assignments.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-21/medical-college-georgia-stud
More Americans see middle-class status as unobtainable goal now

WASHINGTON - A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. Yet nearly five years after the Great Recession ended, more people are coming to the realization that they're no longer part of it.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-05/more-americans-see-middle-