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Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

...ways. It didn't specify what it meant. But Chairwoman Janet Yellen expressed concern to Congress this month about stagnant wage growth, many part-time workers who can't find full-time jobs and the proportion of the unemployed who have been out of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/fed-offers-dual-message-he
Survey: US companies add 218,000 jobs in July

...report.The job gains were mostly broad-based. Construction added 12,000 positions, most of which likely pay mid-level wages. Retail, shipping and utilities gained 52,000 and professional and business services, which mostly include higher-paying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/survey-us-companies-add-21
35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...546 in debt, yet more than half of the population has debt in collections, more than anywhere else in the United States.Wages have barely kept up with inflation during the five-year recovery, according to Labor Department figures. And a separate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-
Fixing a bad decision

...story went viral, and citizens from coast to coast weighed in about the incident's implications. It's about the minimum wage. It's about poverty. It's about family leave. It's about helicopter parenting vs. free-range parenting.Really...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-29/fixing-bad-decision
US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate

...least 200,000 jobs for five straight months - the best such stretch since the late 1990s tech boom."I think we are finally going to start seeing more wage growth and that should kick the economy into high gear by late 2015," Zandi said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/us-economy-grew-strong-4-p
Seventh Son

Opens Friday, Feb 6, 2015 Synopsis: A powerful knight trains his young apprentice to do battle against a diabolical witch who is gathering an army to wage supernatural war on all of mankind in this adaptation of author Joseph Delaney's young-adult novel The Spook's Apprentice. Years ago, brave Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) succeeded in capturing evil enchantress Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), and locking her away to rot in prison. Now Mother Malkin has escaped, and she's hungry for revenge. As her followers gather power, the dreaded witch reveals her infernal intentions to the noble knight who once imprisoned her, and who now has until the next full moon to train Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, to defend humanity against a threat whose evil knows no bounds. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Stranger helps raise $40,000 for North Augusta mother who left child in park while she was at work

...toward a single mother earning a minimum-wage and trying to provide for her child...story to the national debate on the minimum wage.McDonald's denied last week that Harrell...needs than stirring the debate about living wages. The money raised will be placed in a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-26/stranger-helps-raise-4
Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

...stores have been suffering because the lower-income customers who go to them are facing persistent job instability and slow wage growth in the aftermath of the recession. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co. also have been opening smaller store formats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-28/dollar-tree-buys-family-do
Fort Gordon Post Exchange hiring 100 for expanded facility

...work experience, availability, promptness, appearance and customer-service communication skills. The jobs pay a starting wage of $8.44 and involve varying work schedules from as early as 8 a.m. to as late as 9 p.m.If selected, applicants must...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-28/fort-gordon-post-exchange-hi
Rediscovery: Monetary policy often is not sufficient to spark economy

...matters worse is the unrelenting threat of costly new regulations (witness the negative effect the prospect of higher minimum wages brings forth). WITNESS ALSO THE trillions of dollars held by U.S. corporations abroad because they are subject to taxes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-27/rediscovery-mone