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Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb

...its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter.The Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier now expects 2015 adjusted earnings to top $10 per share, up from a previous forecast for earnings of greater than $9.90...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/insurer-anthem-hikes-2015-
Statutes vs. civil rights

...courts as unconstitutional and nullified by the Obama administration.Statutes are like pea-shooters against the aircraft-carriers of constitutional and civil rights.One supposes there's no harm in passing the pastor's protection act and running it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-21/statutes-vs-civil-rig
Amid federal probe on airline ticket pricing collusion, Web searches show same air fares between travel booking Web sites

...destinations served by two competing carriers from Charlotte Douglas International...costs $327 on those same two carriers.-An economy round trip on...have consolidated eight major carriers into four. Delta and Northwest...Southwest bought rival discount carrier AirTran in 2011, making it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-02/amid-federal-probe-airline
Airline collusion case could be difficult for government

...government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business...Airlines and United Airlines. Those four carriers control more than 80 percent of the domestic...fast, airplanes have been fuller and carriers have been able to command higher ticket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-03/airline-collusion-case-cou
FCC gives phone companies green light to stop robocalls

...consumers want.The Federal Communi ca tions Commission on Thur sday agreed that Verizon, AT&T and other telecommunication carriers aren't duty-bound to connect those annoying "robocalls" if a consumer doesn't want them.Consumer groups and several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-18/fcc-gives-phone-companies-
Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

...below the national average. Then the city's main airline, ATA, went bankrupt and was bought by Southwest, and its No. 2 carrier, Northwest, was absorbed by Delta. Now two airlines control 56 percent of the seats, and airfares are 6 percent above the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-14/airlines-carve-us-markets-
Tips and precautions on combating a typical summer hazard: ticks

...other mammals, reptiles, birds and even frogs.The most common tick in Georgia and South Carolina is the lone star tick, carriers of an uncommon disease called "ehrlichiosis."However, the American dog tick is also present and it is known to carry Rocky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-07-09/tips-keeping-ticks-b
UnitedHealth beats earnings forecast, raises outlook

...overall profit growth in the quarter and another earnings projection increase.Competitors such as Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier Anthem, Aetna and Centene all have made multibillion-dollar offers for smaller companies in recent weeks. The acquistion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/unitedhealth-beats-earning
US stocks rise on optimism over Greek bailout deal

...making some investors cautious.Back in the U.S., airline stocks rallied after American Airlines, the nation's largest carrier, signaled that it was cutting back on its growth plans this year amid signs that average fares are declining.American said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-10/us-stocks-rise-optimism-ov
Kyle Busch picks up second victory since returning from injury

...tried to overcome his setbacks on pit road.A scary incident occurred on lap 125 when Keselowski hit his right front tire carrier as he tried to exit his stall. The defending race winner was cleared to go but couldn't see the crew member, who slipped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-07-11/kyle-busch-picks-second-vi