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Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

...species could be harmed was the environmental groups' best hope for extending a decades-old ban against drilling.The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management acknowledged that thousands of sea creatures will be harmed even as it approved opening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-18/obama-opens-eastern-seaboa
More money, more problems

...experiences.The teen jobless rate has been above 20 percent for 66 straight months ? the longest stretch since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the number in 1948. And it would only get worse under the proposed $10.10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-14/more-money-more-probl
Workers at AGY in Aiken remain idle after seven weeks of unemployment

...or $15 an hour, where you set your household around what you make, to going back to making minimum wage." THE U.S. BUREAU of Labor, which keeps statistics on "work stoppages" of 1,000 or more employees, said there were 15 major strikes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-17/workers-agy
Several homicide cases remain unsolved

...casings at the Broad Street ramp to Gordon Highway, making it an Augusta case.Investigators are working with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives task force in Aiken to obtain technical evidence that could lead to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-11/several-homicide-cases
SC jobless rate unchanged

...6 percentage points from a year ago, which is the largest year-to-year drop in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Nationally, unemployment last month was 6.3 percent. When South Carolina's unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-20/sc-jobless-rate-unchanged
Virus killing million of pigs

...have shot up: A pound of bacon averaged $5.46 in February, 13 percent more than a year ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ham and chops have gone up too, although not as much.Farmer and longtime veterinarian Craig...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-08/virus-killing-million-pigs
Editorial was a disgrace

Concerning your April 20 editorial on Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ("The Ranch Davidians?"), you have now hit a new low in journalistic integrity ? your opinion being filled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-22/editorial-was-disgrace
SC justices: No casino allowed on Catawba land

...Last summer, the tribe filed an application with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 16 acres of land near King...Hill is on hold while the tribe seeks a decision by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs whether to place the property in trust...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-02/sc-justices-no-casino-allowed
South Carolina jobless rate falls for 8th straight month, dipping to 6.4 percent in January

...unemployment had been below the national rate.Nationally, unemployment was 6.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. South Carolina's rate was tied with four other states for 21st-highest in the nation.In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-17/south-carolina-jobless-rat
Post 9/11 veterans still having hard time finding work

...excavated soil from Alabama.He considers himself one of the lucky ones.The latest unemployment figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor show that the percentage of total jobless veterans decreased in December to 5.5 percent from 7 percent in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-02-14/post-911-ve