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Markets drop over China fears, drug costs

...89. The Nasdaq composite slumped 142.53 points, or 3 percent, to 4,543.97.Health care stocks were another weak link. A sell-off in drugmakers extended into a second week. The Nasdaq Biotechnology index dropped 6 percent, its worst...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-28/markets-drop-over-china-fe
Carolina Panthers' secondary is no longer defense's weak link

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers' secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-01/carolina-panthers-secondary-n
US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

...November through January - the best three months of hiring since the fall of 1997.Even wages, the job market's weakest link, have shown signs of improvement. The average hourly wage rose 12 cents to $24.75 in January; the 0.5 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/us-consumer-confidence-sli
Unhappy homes

...abundance of high-quality health care. But the high percentage of subpar nursing homes are definitely an inexcusably weak link in that chain.It might not be such a problem if low ratings simply were a reflection of bland food or unattractive decor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-19/unhappy-homes
Georgia's defense is stepping up and making the big plays

...everybody,'" he said, "but right now I've got total confidence in them."Georgia's secondary was considered a weak link last season when the Bulldogs gave up a slew of big plays. Now the front seven views the defensive backs in a different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-28/georgias-defense-stepping
Jeff Gordon on track for fifth title

...Gordon said.But he is inspired by the work ethic and dedication of crew chief Alan Gustafson, and fears being "the weak link" of the race team. He also is motivated to share his success with wife, Ingrid, and their two young children. Gordon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-28/jeff-gordon-track-fifth-ti
SEC is quickest path to the NFL

...Alabama had three junior cornerbacks picked in the first round from 2010-2013, and a position of strength became a weak link last season with several young players thrust into big roles."I think we recruit a lot of good players in this league...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-25/sec-quickest-path-nfl
Argentina beats Netherlands in shootout, advances to final

...Netherlands and Argentina could not manage a goal between them in 120 minutes before the shootout.Romero - thought to be a weak link in this Argentine team and not even a starter for his Monaco club most of last season - blocked penalties by Ron Vlaar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-09/argentina-beats-netherlands-shoot
US employers add 217K jobs; jobless rate stays at 6.3 percent

...point below the average yearly increase in the two decades before the Great Recession."The sluggishness in wages is the weak link that is preventing the U.S. economy from fully expanding its wings," said Gregory Daco, U.S. economist at Oxford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-06/us-employers-add-217k-jobs
US employers add jobs at pace not seen since 1999

...held back growth, because consumer spending drives about 70 percent of the economy."The sluggishness in wages is the weak link that is preventing the U.S. economy from fully expanding its wings," said Gregory Daco, U.S. economist at Oxford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-06/us-employers-add-jobs-pace