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Home Depot second quarter profit climbs 14 percent

...retailer's quarterly performance beat analysts' estimates, and the Atlanta company...8 billion, or $1.24 per share.Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research...anticipated earnings of $4.38 per share.Analysts polled by FactSet expect earnings of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-19/home-depot-2q-prof
Ex-Clemson star Sammy Watkins day-to-day with bruised ribs

...cart and taken away. Frostee Rucker moved into Dockett's spot. MEDIA: Two influential NFL voices ?including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game ? said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-18/ex-clemson-star-sammy-watkins
Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks with Monster stake

...drinks.The Atlanta-based company said Thursday it will also place two directors on Monster's board as part of the deal.Analysts had suggested for some time that Coca-Cola might acquire Monster at a time when its flagship soda business is flagging in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/coca-cola-bets-energy-drin
Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

...hurting its shoppers' ability to spend.Analysts believe that competition could get even...21 per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research...in the same quarter a year earlier. Analysts expected $119.06 billion, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-14/wal-mart-cuts-prof
Rants & Raves

...working for the county. A HUGE RANT TO THE Southern Co. who reported more than double earnings in its second quarter toppling analysts expectations. This is the power company building Plant Vogtle that you and I supplement every time we pay our bill. MY WISH...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-16/rants-raves
Three-wheeled Elio, a $6,800 commuter car, is closer to going on sale

...promised to revolutionize American commutes with the Smart car, but that hasn't panned out, says Karl Brauer, a senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book. Smart sold just 9,264 cars in the U.S. last year.The Smart has a starting price of $13,270...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/three-wheeled-elio-6800-co
Worries are increasing over selling bond funds

...largest category of municipal-bond funds lost 3.1 percent during the second quarter, according to Morningstar.A financial analyst's highly publicized prediction for a wave of defaults in the municipal bond market sparked a similar rush for the exits in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/worries-are-increasing-ove
Cool summer raises expectations of record corn, soybean harvest; seed, GPS technology factors

...year's record of 13.9 billion bushels. However, many market analysts and some farmers expect the USDA to revise expectations upward...previously estimated 165.3 bushels per acre this year, and some analysts are speculating about exceeding 170 bushels per acre.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-08/cool-summer-raises-expecta
US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001

...further confirmation that the US labor market has indeed shifted to a period of stronger growth," said Jeremy Schwartz, an analyst at the bank Credit Suisse.Known as the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey or JOLTS, the report provides a detailed look...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-12/us-employers-advertised-46
Young nuclear workers meeting in Augusta for annual conference

...Carolina, Augusta is an ideal location for the young workers to discuss the industry, said Sandra Stewart, a 33-year-old analyst at a nuclear company in Texas and the conference organizer."The Southeast is a hot bed of the industry," Stewart said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-08/young-nuclear-workers-meetin