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US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound

...expected to fuel modestly healthy growth for the rest of 2015. The harsh winter and a labor dispute that slowed trade at West Coast ports are both over. Home sales and construction are rebounding, along with business investment.Analysts generally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/us-economy-shrank-winter-s
David Toms | The Masters

...began the year with a No. 77 world ranking. David Toms was at No. 113. They knew they would have to play well on the West Coast to qualify for the World Golf Championships, and eventually the bigger prize of getting in the Masters Tournament...

http://www.augusta.com/masters/players/bios/David_Toms.shtml
Busy spring puts state ports on track for record fiscal year

...benefited from a labor dispute on the West Coast.The Georgia Ports Authority handled...when tense contract negotiations for West Coast dockworkers nearly closed the ports...extra was gained from woes on the West Coast. But he said he expects Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-18/busy-spring-puts-state-por
Wal-Mart profit falls on currency shifts, pay raises

...improvements in the job market.The retail industry also is battling temporary issues, such as the labor dispute at West Coast ports that delayed shipments of merchandise.Wal-Mart itself is a barometer of consumer spending. Its challenges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/wal-mart-profit-falls-curr
Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores

...company tweaked its earnings outlook for the year, below what Wall Street analysts expected, as sales slipped due to the West Coast port strike that delayed merchandise.Dollar Tree now expects adjusted earnings between $3.32 per share and $3...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-21/dollar-tree-sell-330-famil
Lacrosse continues to grow as more colleges add programs

...Washington, Oregon and California among the hot spot states."I remember when I was younger, I'd go out to the West Coast and a lot of people didn't even know what lacrosse was," said Denver midfielder Trevor Baptiste, a native of Denville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-21/lacrosse-continues-g
Bill Kirby: Augusta on most diverse cities list

...Athens (209) and Macon (218).If you're curious, Los Angeles led the list and nine of the top 10 were on the West Coast. Erie, Pa., was last on the list with Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cincinnati nearby.What does it all mean? That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-14/bill-kirby-augusta-most-diver
Michaux: Kevin Kisner is close to breaking through

...after finishing 13th on the Web.com Tour money list in 2013. He was still 282nd in the world in March after a dismal West Coast swing on the poa annua greens he loathes.Now he's up to No. 66 in the world and 21st in FedEx Cup standings. Hideki...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-13/michaux-kevin-kisner-close-b
Swimmer Nathan Rogers signs with Brigham Young

...2015 GHSA championships. His potential events might change a bit swimming with the Cougars, who participate in the West Coast Conference. "It will probably be the 200 fly, the IM and maybe some breaststroke," Rogers said.Rogers visited...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-04-17/swimmer-nathan-rogers
Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

...that weak growth in the first three months of the year may prove temporary. Harsh winter weather, labor disputes at West Coast ports that slowed shipping and a jump in the value of the dollar likely held economic growth to a 1 percent annual pace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-20/survey-us-businesses-expec