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Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

...cars aren't supposed to burn oil, but Consumer Reports magazine found that some engines...considered to be excessive oil consumption. Consumer Reports focused on 2010 to 2014 models...000 to 1,200 miles to be acceptable, Consumer Reports said.Audi spokesman Bradley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/consumer-reports-finds-som
Sales of Fiat Chrysler rose 8 percent in June

...Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said he expects the auto cycle to remain strong through 2017 because interest rates are low, consumer sentiment is getting stronger and gas prices have not risen too steeply. Subprime loans, a concern among some industry leaders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-01/sales-fiat-chrysler-rose-8
Lawsuit will challenge certificate of need requirement for new hospitals

...Hospital Association maintains the state's requirement for a government-issued certificate of need is a valid way to keep consumer costs down by controlling the number of new medical facilities.The suit was filed against the Department of Community Health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-30/lawsuit-will-challenge-certificate-
New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...that is expected to save taxpayers money while helping offenders stay out of trouble in the future.CONSUMER AFFAIRS: The Office of Consumer Affairs is moving from the governor's office to the office of the attorney general as in most states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef
Senators express frustration with Takata, US safety regulators over ongoing air bag recalls

...just one person reviewing the 80,000 consumer complaints it receives each year. Nelson...training, failure to follow through on consumer complaints and failure to hold automakers...recommended 17 actions, including revamping consumer complaint forms to give investigators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-23/senators-express-frustration-takata
US economy on mend after harsh winter hits 1st quarter

...first quarter, aided by lower gas prices and greater hiring. Consumer spending growth slipped to just 2.1 percent, down from 4...to growth in the second quarter and the rest of the year. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity.Sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-24/us-economy-mend-after-hars
FCC gives phone companies green light to stop robocalls

...to connect those annoying "robocalls" if a consumer doesn't want them.Consumer groups and several states had asked the agency...calls, many of which are scams, remain a top consumer complaint even 12 years after Congress passed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-18/fcc-gives-phone-companies-
US consumer sentiment drops in May

...A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May.The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment dropped to 90.7 from 95...group, reported that its measure of consumer spirits showed modest improvement in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/us-consumer-sentiment-drop
New state law in time for SC distributors, Georgia firework fans to celebrate July Fourth

...interest is growing and an Aiken County wholesale distributor should significantly benefit from a new law permitting the sale of consumer pyrotechnics in Georgia.Jake's Fireworks, a wholesale distributor based in Kansas, expects orders at its Wagener, S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-16/new-state-law-time-sc-distri
Fed sees stronger economy but wants further gains before starting to increase key interest rate

...Fed would act.In a statement after its latest policy meeting, the Fed noted that the job market, the housing industry and consumer spending are all improving. At the same time, it made clear it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/fed-sees-stronger-economy-