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New CVS store coming to north Bibb County

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 23:09
Grading work began this week on a new CVS Pharmacy on Bass Road at the intersection with Bowman Road in north Bibb County.

An alternative to college?

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 22:41
In the 20th century, America shifted from an agrarian society to a manufacturing society, and as a result the education requirements for a job went up: Workers needed to be able to follow directions, mathematically calculate with numbers while working machines, communicate with their co-workers and read training materials. A high school degree became the minimum job educational requirement. Because the demand for an educated workforce was so strong, GED tests were introduced in the 1940s to test for equivalences of a high school diploma level of knowledge for those who were not able to complete a high school degree -- either because of a person’s age, life circumstance or choices earlier in life -- to bring these individuals into the new educated workforce.

Airbus schedules 1st flight of A350 XWB jet

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 21:10
European plane maker Airbus announced that the first flight of its new A350 XWB passenger jet is set for Friday, just days ahead of the Paris Air Show, the world's premier aviation showcase.

Man wins round in copyright challenge over Ghost Rider

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 20:15
A man credited as creator of the Ghost Rider comic character won a round in his copyright suit Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled that language in a 1978 contract was ambiguous.

Hewlett-Packard's R&D spending cut to fraction of industry norms

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:43
Struggling Hewlett-Packard Co. - long celebrated as among the world's most innovative corporations - has in the past quarter-century dramatically reduced the share of revenue it devotes to research and development, an investment widely considered essential for companies to stay on the cutting edge of technology.

Poll says new college grads aren't ready for work

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:12
Fifty-three percent of U.S. employers plan to hire 2013 college graduates this year. The rest aren't hiring largely because they don't have jobs to offer.

Business Highlights

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:53

Lululemon's shares fall after CEO announces exit

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:23
Lululemon Athletica's CEO Christine Day may not be a household name to the athletic wear company's legions of loyal shoppers. But for investors, she's the face of the chain.

Yum says KFC's sales decline in China is easing

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:03
Yum Brands says a key sales figure for China dropped 19 percent in May, as the parent company of KFC began to see signs of recovery from the double whammy of a bird flu scare and an earlier controversy over its chicken supply.

News Summary: US stocks end a choppy day with loss

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:43
TUESDAY TUMBLE: Renewed concerns that central banks will ease off their support for the global economy hit the U.S. stock market Tuesday, wiping out its gain for the month.

Glaxo fires worker over misrepresented study data

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:28
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC says it dismissed one employee and a second has resigned in the wake of a scandal over misrepresented data in a research paper published in 2010.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:23
Renewed concerns that central banks will ease off their support for the global economy hit the U.S. stock market Tuesday, wiping out its gain for the month.

Google seeks permission to disclose more on national security requests

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:03
Google Inc. is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more information about requests it gets from national intelligence agencies for its users' emails and other online communications.

Balancing Act: Graduates should combine networking with true passions

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:48
In the boardroom of large public companies, where few women sit at the table, there's a dysfunctional dynamic going on. The female directors say they are left out of strategic decision-making because those conversations often happen on the golf course and they don't play golf.

Metals, energy futures fall; crop prices rise

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:43
The price of oil and other major commodities fell broadly Tuesday, following the stock market lower as traders worry about global central banks pulling back on economic stimulus.

Markets likely to stay jumpy as investors fret over end of easy money

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:28
Jumpy markets may not calm down anytime soon.

US stocks end a choppy day with a loss

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:28
Stocks are ending lower after a volatile day as investors position themselves for less economic stimulus from central banks.

News Summary: US wholesalers increase stockpiles

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:13
STOCKPILES UP: U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles 0.2 percent in April after 0.3 percent rise in March.

News Summary: CBOE paying $6M to settle SEC case

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:58
BIG OPTIONS EXCHANGE FINED: The largest U.S. options exchange has agreed to pay a $6 million penalty to settle federal charges that it failed in its duty to enforce trading rules.

Marlboro maker Altria to sell e-cigarettes

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:43
Tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. is launching its first electronic cigarette, joining the trend toward smokeless products amid a slump in sales of its classic Marlboro brand.