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P&G fiscal 2Q earnings drop, hurt by exchange rates

...Gamble's second-quarter earnings sank 31 percent as the strong U.S. dollar cut into the performance of the world's largest consumer products maker.The Cincinnati company, which sells products ranging from Tide detergent to Crest toothpaste, said Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/pg-fiscal-2q-earnings-drop
Business, consumer advocates push legislative issues

...advocated by business organizations and consumer watchdogs.And contrary to what many...example of merging interests between consumer advocates and businesses is legislation...and interbasin water transfers.On the consumer side, Georgia Watch, an Atlanta-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-17/business-co
McDonald's to make changes in response to decreased earnings

...In Europe, sales at locations open at least 13 months fell 1.1 percent, hindered by softness in France and Ger many and consumer confidence issues in Russia and Ukraine.The figure dropped 4.8 percent in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa segment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/mcdonalds-make-changes-res
Google Glass pulled off consumer market as company works on more refined, affordable version

...company still plans to come back with a new consumer model of Glass, but hasn't set a timetable...release.By the time Glass returns to the consumer market, it will face more competition...Simpson, privacy project director of Consumer Watchdog, a group that has been among...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-15/google-glass-pulled-consum
High school grads missing out on billions in Pell Grant funds

...funds over the last academic year simply by not filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, according to consumer finance advisory group NerdWallet's education team.Georgia students lost about $82.3 million, while South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-19/high-school-grads-missing
International Monetary Fund cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan

...Japan, where companies are pessimistic about a rebound in consumer demand because of the country's shrinking and aging population...in 2016.- Weaker oil prices will drag on inflation, with consumer prices rising only 1.0 percent in the advanced economies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-20/imf-cuts-growth-forecasts-
Federal Trade Commission chairwoman says coming bonanza of connected devices poses privacy concerns

LAS VEGAS - While consumer electronics companies are celebrating...pressing the tech industry to protect consumer privacy.Powerful networks of data...Commission, said Tuesday at the big consumer electronics trade show known as International...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-06/federal-trade-commission-c
US consumer confidence rises in December

...The Conference Board said Tuesday its consumer confidence index climbed to 92.6 this...She predicts "continued strength in consumer spending." And their outlook is rosier...78 a month ago.Another measure of consumer confidence - the University of Michigan's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-30/us-consumer-confidence-ris
Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

...big business for gadget makers. The Consumer Electronics Association projects sales...and widespread enough for the typical consumer, says Eduardo Pinheiro, CEO of Muzzley...be incredibly easy to use.""True consumer value will come when devices work in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-05/raise-your-homes-iq-smart-
Ga. health exchange enrollment nears 400,000

...would lower their monthly premiums.Consumer advocates said Wednesday that they were...gov/** You can call the federal consumer assistance center at 800-318-2596...Go to http://www.nahu.org/consumer/ findagent2.cfm and enter a ZIP code...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-15/ga-health-exchange-enrol