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Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

...organization has arrangements with several unions to take women directly into their multiyear apprenticeships ? at a starting wage of around $17, plus benefits ? once they complete the program. After four or five years, they can attain journeyman status...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/2014-08-31/few-women-construction-recruitin
Peggy Moseley

...great-grandchildren. Her family will have a visitation at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville on Monday, September...follow at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs at 1pm. Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172322467
Labor pains

...computers and machines.? Stop wage manipulation. Minimum-wage laws distort free markets and...Decades of studies show minimum-wage hikes correlate to reduced hours...end result is the same ? lower wages and lost job opportunities for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-30/labor-pains
Democrats threaten shift from Republican party in South Carolina

...President Obama got in South Carolina in 2012, he can beat Graham.Hutto is embracing Demo cratic ideas such as raising the minimum wage and improving funding for public schools, while calling himself a pragmatist who can get things done with Republicans. He points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-30/democrats-thre
Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298,000

...since 2008. Consumer perceptions generally track the unemployment rate over time.But hiring has yet to boost wages by much. Wage growth has barely outpaced inflation since the recession ended more than five years ago. Still, more people with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/applications-us-unemployme
Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

...levels in July 2013. Contracts in the Midwest fell 0.4 percent last month and also lag behind the pace of a year ago.Modest wage growth, which has barely run ahead of inflation, has hampered home sales. The Realtors forecast that roughly 5 million existing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/contracts-buy-us-homes-ris
Jobs recovered, but not the wages

...has been going to the richest wage earners. They do that by showing the average wage has been getting higher at a faster rate than the median wage. If everything was equal...jobs, but not recovered its wages. @SCUTTLEBIZ SAYS:O'Charley's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-15/jobs-recove
AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

...how the economy was faring.- Sluggish wage growth is slowing the U.S. economy...until next year at the earliest. Flat wages are "a limiting factor for consumer spending...market, such as the unemployment rate and wage gains. Policymakers must now consider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/ap-survey-feds-outlook-cor
Sales of US new homes fall in July

...coming out of the Great Recession has stalled. Sales lost much of their momentum beginning last October, derailed by modest wage growth, a bump in mortgage rates and many builders focusing more on rental apartments and high-end homes for wealthier buyers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-25/sales-us-new-homes-fall-ju
S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

...That's down from an upwardly revised June rate. New home sales have struggled to gain traction this year, held back by modest wage growth, a bump in mortgage rates and rising home prices. Several homebuilder stocks turned lower after the report came out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-25/sp-500-trades-above-2000-p