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Credit Obama for recovery

...Department found in 2014 the nation added 2.95 million jobs, dropping the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent. The U.S. Commerce Department reports that the economy grew 5 percent in the third quarter of 2014. Economists note that rising exports...
Across Georgia

...19 percent while foreign visitors coming to Atlanta grew by 25 percent, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department's Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.
Boral Bricks to lay off 70 Augusta workers

...has yet to come in the last two years. We're hoping that the market will turn a corner here soon."The U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted 571,000 homes in August, a 5 percent decline...
Retail group predicts weak holiday season

...having the weakest holiday season -- when compared with the previous year -- since at least 1967, when the U.S. Commerce Department started collecting retail sales data. So far, holiday 2009 forecasts have a wide range. On the low end...
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...676,000$8,940,000$9,421,000 Sumter$2,632,000$2,757,000$2,877,000 Source: U.S. Commerce Department BANK RATES TYPELOCAL AVERAGENATIONAL AVERAGE Money market account 0.48%0.61% Interest checking0.10...
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Minority spending growing in South

ATLANTA - Georgia is one of the fastest-growing markets for Asian and Hispanic consumers, in addition to being one of the strongest states in the country in spending power among blacks, according to a report from the University of Georgia's Selig Center for Economic Growth.
Airport executives take tour

The U.S. Commerce Department brought a delegation of Russian and other airport executives to Augusta on Monday, showing them construction efforts at a facility...
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Across the area court records. He was sentenced to eight years in prison. Federal dollars to go to Aiken, Greenwood The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration announced Wednesday that it is investing $477,000 in South Carolina...
Metro | Aiken County Crime
Oil prices trade below $50 a barrel

Oil prices traded below $50 a barrel Monday, falling to levels last seen in February on rising U.S. supplies and slower economic growth. Analysts said growing OPEC production also was behind the downward drift.
June auto sales likely off from May but still at healthy levels

...predicts volume to be flat. Automobile sales account for roughly one-fifth of total retail sales tracked by the U.S. Commerce Department. In May, overall U.S. sales rose 3.4 percent, according to Autodata Corp., as skyrocketing gas prices...