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New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has a lot on his plate

...The Western Hemisphere is probably more realistic in that regard," he said.And baseball is monitoring the U.S. government's opening to Cuba."It's a great source of talent, and whenever you have a talent source, our people are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-26/new-baseball-commissione
Shades of 'Selma': Georgia still fighting battles for religious liberty

...be avoided. YOU SEE, GEORGIA is one of a minority of states that has not adopted a religious freedom law. The U.S. government, under President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, enacted federal protections for people who practice their faith in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-25/shades-selma-geo
MCG students raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation

...grants, allowing the foundation to fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization outside the U.S. government, according to a statement on StBaldricks.org."Childhood cancers are different from adult cancers and pediatric...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-16/mcg-students-raise-money-st-
Richest 1 percent see global wealth jump

...walk," Byanyima said.The healthcare and financial services industries spent almost $900 million to lobby the U.S. government for favorable legislation in 2013, and more than $200 million was spent on lobbying in the EU, Oxfam said.At...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-19/richest-1-percent-sees-sha
US stocks fall on dismal retail report and a slow growth outlook; Investors flee to bonds

...growth is stalling, pushing the price of copper to a five-year low, and they piled into German, British and U.S. government bonds. The yield on the 30-year U.S. Treasury fell to its lowest on record."We haven't seen volatility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/us-stocks-fall-dismal-reta
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:SAXBY CHAMBLISS has held office a long time, and during that time the U.S. government has taken more of our money in taxes and it's become more powerful, thus depriving us of our freedom. And he "relishes (his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-12/rants-raves
Most Norfolk Southern lawsuits settled in Graniteville tragedy

...injured would receive from $10,000 to several hundred thousands of dollars.Norfolk Southern was sued by the U.S. government through the Environmental Protec tion Agency, which accused the company of polluting Horse Creek, Flat Rock Pond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-03/most-norfolk-southern-lawsuit
When it comes to competing for contracts, being gay is a growing asset for business owners

...translation services and flowers.When it comes to winning a piece of the $500 billion worth of goods and services the U.S. government buys from private companies each year, federal law does not recognize gay-owned enterprises as it does businesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-02/when-it-comes-competing-co
Top travel destinations for 2015

...legally visit Cuba as an American citizen is to take a "people to people" cultural exchange tour licensed by the U.S. government. The tours are expensive and itineraries are limited.NEW YORK CITYTwo big openings take place in the Big Apple...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/top-travel-destinations-2015
After 50 years, big changes coming to Cuba tourism

...perhaps individuals, depending on how the regulations are written ? will be able to head to Cuba and simply give the U.S. government their word that they're not engaging in ordinary tourism.Travelers might simply have to sign a form and board...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/after-50-years-big-changes-coming-c