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Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb

...Operating revenue, which excludes investment gains, climbed 8.4 percent to $19.76 billion in the quarter.That topped analyst expectations for $19.66 billion.Anthem Inc. its sells coverage in California, New York and Ohio, among other states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/insurer-anthem-hikes-2015-
Gene Jackson

...Sunset Memorial Park with Military Honors. Mr. Jackson was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He retired as a chemical analyst from SRP. He was an avid golfer. Mr. Jackson also served in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175389854
US new-home sales hit June slump

...disappointing, new-home sales represents a small portion of total home sales (just 8 percent)," said Bricklin Dwyer, an analyst at the bank BNP Paribas.But last month's slump could muddle expectations that the real estate sector will spur stronger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/us-new-home-sales-hit-june
Rain tax has always been a done deal

...JUST DON'T OPEN A CAN OF WORMS: Calling himself a can opener, Lincolnton resident, political gadfly and cost recovery analyst Al Gray was back before commissioners last week with a big black bucket full of holes he calls his SPLOST bucket. He said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-07-25/rain-tax-has-al
Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

...is the closest thing that we have to another place that somebody else might call home," said Jon Jenkins, the lead data analyst from NASA's Ames Research Center in California.This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called Kepler-452b. What makes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-23/scientists-find-closest-thing-yet-e
Unemployment rates fell in 21 US states in June, rose in 12

...There is also evidence that the falling unemployment rates in many states could be boosting wage growth, according to an analyst note, a trend that could emerge at the national level.The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-21/unemployment-rates-fell-21
Author Jeff Lindsay says goodbye to serial killer Dexter

...Starting with the 2004 novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the series follows the exploits of Dexter Morgan, a blood splatter analyst with the Miami-Dade Police Department. Following a code developed by his adoptive father ? a police officer ? to kill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-18/author-jeff-lindsay-says-goodbye-se
Military fuel tanker delays pull down Boeing's 2Q earnings

...realize that unexpected issues can arise during the design and development of large, complicated products," said Edward Jones analyst Jeff Windau. "The key issue is that the delivery schedule be maintained."To date, Boeing has booked $1.26 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-22/military-fuel-tanker-delay
Night at the Movies

...SELF/LESS (PG-13): A dying man transfers his consciousness into a healthy young man. Evans, ExchangeSPY (R): A CIA analyst gets to go undercover. Evans, ExchangeTED 2 (R): Ted must prove that he's real. Exchange TERMINATOR GENISYS (PG-13...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-07-23/night-movies
Gold falls to lowest level in five years on dollar strength

...the strength of the dollar, that's what's been drilling gold down this year," said Jim Steel, chief precious metals analyst at HSBC in New York.When investors are worried about the outlook for the U.S. and the global economy, they tend to favor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-21/gold-falls-lowest-level-fi