Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

...technology and other functions. It expects these moves to add $500 million to its cost reduction goal.Executive Vice Chairman and Acting CEO Stefano Pessina said in a statement from Walgreens that he remains "as optimistic as ever" about the...

HJ Heinz buying Kraft and building a $28 billion food giant

...Heinz chairman and managing partner at 3G Capital, will be chairman. Kraft CEO and Chairman John Cahill will become vice chairman.The deal still needs a nod from federal regulators as well as shareholders of Kraft Foods Group Inc., but the boards...

Cedric Johnson selected chairman of Augusta Regional Airport board

...chairman following a unanimous vote from the Augusta Aviation Commission. Randy Sasser was appointed the board's vice chairman.Johnson has previously served as the commission's chairman. He was not present for the vote at the board's regular...

Buffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him

...variety of topics on CNBC after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders over the weekend.Berkshire's Vice Chairman Charlie Munger spurred renewed interest in the replacement for the 84-year-old Buffett over the weekend because...

Lawmakers challenge history teaching

...member who has a child in AP history now."It seems imbued with leftist, identity-group politics," said Dudgeon, vice chairman of the House Education Committee.Sen. Fran Millar, R-Atlanta, is a former Senate Education chairman and a supporter...

Georgia's suspensions bill sparks discussion

...special ed and you can't suspend them. You have to deal with them, and that's getting to be a bigger problem."Vice Chairman Mike Dudgeon, R-Johns Creek, objects to the state telling local educators how to discipline children. Howard's...

Subcommittee advances bill to let magnet school students play sports at public schools

...child could attend a magnet school. The chairman and vice chairman of the Education Committee both chastised Phillips at...organizations outside of their comfort zone," said Vice Chairman Mike Dudgeon, R-Johns Creek.

Georgia Power tallying costs of Plant Vogtle construction delays

...utility to pass along to customers.Peter Bradford, a Carter-era member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and vice chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the complexity, size and safety considerations of reactors make them inherently...


...sponsorship for his Truck Series team fell through two weeks ago. ? NASCAR elevated Mike Helton from president to vice chairman, and added chief operating officer Brent Dewar to its board of directors.TennisHewitt to fight rape chargesFormer...

Canal authority elects members

The Augusta Canal Authority reelected Richard Isdell as chairman, according to a news release.Isdell will serve his fourth one-year term beginning Jan. 1. Harry Moore was elected vice chairman; Catherine Winbush, secretary; and Crystal Eskola, treasurer.