US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending

...electronics. Rising grocery prices have squeezed household budgets.A separate measure of consumer sentiment by the University of Michigan showed confidence slipped last month.

Former NFL player opens fourth area Bojangles', in Evans

...probably the strongest in the CSRA as we've seen so far," Biakabutuka said.The former running back for the University of Michigan and Carolina Panthers entered the Bojangles' franchise system in 2008 when he purchased and renovated the Walton...

Spending reflects a renewed faith in economy

...would grow, and 12.1 percent felt incomes would drop.Another June survey, complied by Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan, showed consumer sentiment at 82.5, with the largest proportion of households since 2007 making financial...

Key industries beginning to see raises

...Nearly half of all households expect their inflation-adjusted income to decline over the next 12 months, a University of Michigan survey found last month.That in itself could limit raises: If you don't think conditions are ripe for a raise...

Pfizer ends takeover bid for AstraZeneca

...company.Pfizer's decision is likely just a temporary strategic retreat, said Erik Gordon, a professor at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.That's because Pfizer still needs to strengthen its new product pipeline and also...

Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

...cheat the others and the tendency to collapse under their own weight as they keep growing, said Daniel Crane, a University of Michigan law professor.But the collusion in these cases, which in some instances lasted more than a decade, was "deftly...

Michael Pappas

...at 1 p.m. with visitation after the service. Mike was born in Detroit, Michigan and remained a die-hard University of Michigan Wolverine fan and also loved the Detroit Redwings. In 1982 he moved to N. Augusta where he met the love of his...

Elyssa Marie Sanner - Timothy Atlee Gould

...of Cadillac, Mich., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sanborn of Ludington, Mich. He is a 2007 graduate of University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and a 2012 graduate of North Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts...

Family found dead in house of ex-tennis pro James Blake

...said. Kimberly Campbell had graduated from Central Michigan University and Darrin Campbell had an MBA from the University of Michigan.They lived in San Antonio, where Campbell was an executive with Pearl Brewing Company, before moving to Tampa...

UGA raising grade requirements to graduate with honors; won't affect students until 2018

...percentage of the class rather than a specific GPA to achieve or exceed.At other institutions, such as the universities of Michigan and Florida, individual schools or colleges determine qualifications for honors graduates."The variation...