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Airlines increasingly offer deals for off-peak travel as oil prices decline

...and are last to board.Fare wars were destructive to the industry in the 1980s. Airlines were focused on being the largest carrier on a route, even though it often meant losing money.Today's airline industry is more disciplined, so the fare wars cause...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-26/airlines-increasingly-offe
Insurance cut threatens UGA grad students

...with all applicable laws and regulations."UGA offers its graduate students health insurance through a private insurance carrier; the cost is $847 for fall semester coverage, Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, and $1,178 for spring and summer semesters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-24/insurance-cut-threatens-uga-
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III shouldn't miss the next game

...game, but (we) still need to make sure he is right."? The Redskins acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers.Carrier played in 11 games for the 49ers last season, his third in the league, making nine catches for 105...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-21/washington-quarterback-ro
On-time performance improves at most US airlines, but half of Spirit flights in June were late

...on a Spirit Airlines flight, there's a 50-50 chance that your flight will be late.Spirit, a low-fare, high-fees carrier with a clientele of mostly leisure travelers, had by far the worst on-time performance in June among 14 airlines tracked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-11/time-performance-improves-
At Verizon, no more discounted phones in exchange for 2-year contracts; follows T-Mobile

...but the customer doesn't get to keep and resell the phone without additional payments. Verizon is the second national carrier, after T-Mobile, to end subsidies for new customers.Existing customers will be able to keep current plans. Verizon says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-07/verizon-no-more-discounted
Samsung unveils 2 jumbo phones

...size to the regular iPhone 6, came out in April.The Note 5 will cost $696 to $740 without a contract, depending on the carrier. The Edge Plus will cost about $75 more. The iPhone 6 Plus sells for about $750. T-Mobile is throwing in a year of Netflix...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-13/samsung-unveils-2-jumbo-ph
Georgia Tech's Broderick Snoddy working his way back after devastating injury

...year he was playing his best football of his career," coach Paul Johnson said Saturday. "He was really valuable as a ball carrier."Broderick has always had to work at doing some of the other things well. Just be consistent and get him back to where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-09/georgia-techs-broderick-s
Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

...representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled.The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-03/verizon-workers-stay-job-w
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-
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