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Oil has fallen by nearly half, to recession levels, as US economy improves

...expected to grow next year, but by far less than many thought earlier this year. The economies of China, Japan and Western Europe ? the top oil consumers after the U.S. ? all appear to be weakening. Oil demand falls when economic growth stalls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/oil-has-fallen-nearly-half
Wine Time: Wines can be treat for adults on Halloween, beyond

...castle from 150,000 Turkish troops. The men, led by Capt.Istvan Dobo, stopped the Ottomon Empire's invasion of Western Europe. To fortify themselves during the siege, the citizens of Eger drank red wine from their cellars.The wine splashed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-10-29/wine-time-wines-can-b
Partridge Inn on Walton Way one step closer to new owners

...and likely will keep the property operating as a hotel. The boutique inn also had garnered interest from groups in western Europe and southeast Asia, he said.The five-story hotel includes 144 guest rooms and suites, 10,000 square feet of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-24/partridge-i
Deal for Augusta's Partridge Inn not yet complete

...based in the U.S., said Hunter, adding that the historic property on Walton Way generated interest from groups in western Europe and southeast Asia."My understanding is that the ultimate bidder plans to keep the property as a hotel and not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-25/deal-august
Ukrainian city drops out of race for 2022 Games

...crisis for the IOC, which is running out of potential sites for the games.Potential host cities, especially in Western Europe, are concerned about the financial costs of the games. Many have been scared off by the $51 billion price tag associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-06-30/ukrainian-city-drops-out
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

...quantity - one third - as well."Analysts have been predicting the airline will cut unprofitable routes to China and Western Europe, where many of the passengers in the two disasters were from.Azman said Khazanah has recommended to the government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-29/malaysia-airlines-cut-6000
Mary Thompson

...York, and Montreal. Kathryn loved to travel, visiting England, Scotland, and Ireland. She also traveled most of Western Europe, living in Germany for three years. And she spent ten unforgettable days on the beaches of Fortaleza, Brazil...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172457792
Living in the past

...of sitting on vast natural resources, which he recently leveraged in a lucrative deal with China ? just in case Western Europe is serious about punishing his recent adventurism. It's a bit like being born on third base and beaming with pride...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-08/living-past
May we never forget their sacrifice

...Normandy ? on June 6, 1944 ? was the largest seaborne invasion in history. That invasion of German-occupied Western Europe turned the tide of World War II.Tens of thousands of Americans stormed Omaha and Utah beaches and parachuted into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-06/may-we-never-forget-t
Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

...time to offer U.S. consumers the greater protections microchips provide by joining Canada, Mexico and most of Western Europe in using cards with the more advanced technology.Chips aren't perfect, says Carolyn Balfany, MasterCard's group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-23/visa-mastercard-renew-push