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Downtown Aiken stores prepare for 'Small Business Saturday' boost

Money

Updated: 11/26/2012 - Big-box retailers had their turn Friday, but small businesses get their turn the next day. That's because Saturdays marks the third annual 'Small Business Saturday' across the country. In Aiken, they're already preparing for the surge.

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Unemployment rate increases in October for CSRA

Unemployment

Updated: 09/05/2013 - The Georgia Department of Labor has released the preliminary unemployment rates for the CSRA and the metro Augusta area. The rate for metro Augusta is unchanged from September's 8.6 percent.

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SC unemployment drops another half point in Oct.

Unemployment

Posted: 11/20/2012 - The state Department of Employment and Workforce said Tuesday that the October jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent. That's 1.5 percentage points lower than a year ago. It's the lowest rate in nearly four years.

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Dow gains 207 in best day since election

Money

Posted: 11/19/2012 - U.S. stocks had their best day since the election. Market-watchers are citing optimism about a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff of tax increases and government spending cuts.

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US home sales rise 2.1 percent in October

Home sales

Posted: 11/19/2012 - The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 2.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.79 million. That's up from 4.69 million in September, which was revised lower.

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Is development almost 'impossible' in the City of Aiken?

Updated: 10/29/2012 - Aiken City Council and Aiken County Council are facing off over a new county complex. The city could require the county to follow Aiken's extensive list of regulations, costing county taxpayers more.

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Unemployment rate declines in September for CSRA

Unemployment

Posted: 10/25/2012 - For the Augusta metro area, there were 166 fewer layoffs in trade, transportation and warehousing and administrative and support services. Also 2,694 more people got jobs.

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Could a penny tax be the answer to aging Aiken Co. schools?

Updated: 10/09/2012 - The Aiken County Public School District has a big problem. Some schools will be seeing improvements over the next five years, but some think more money is needed to make quicker, more expansive renovations.

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NRC holds meeting about MOX, addresses faulty piping

MOX project

Updated: 07/25/2012 - A treaty signed between Russia and the United States is the reason behind a new project at Savannah River Site. The MOX project is all about turning nuclear weapons into nuclear energy but has hit some bumps.

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Gas prices fall just in time for holiday week

Pumping gas

Updated: 07/02/2012 - AAA projects a 4.9 percent increase in the number of Americans who will take to the roads this holiday week. Factors that could shift the price of gas include hurricane season and the economic turmoil in Europe.

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Scammer rubs Aiken woman's head, tries to get in her car

Updated: 06/22/2012 - Aiken Department of Public Safety is looking for a scammer who targeted two shoppers Tuesday afternoon.One of them is an 83 years old who uses a walker, and she has a warning for other senior citizens.

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