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US consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

...WASHINGTON - Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month...University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment slid to 95.4 in February...business research group, said that its consumer confidence index fell a bit this month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/us-consumer-sentiment-slip
Across Georgia

...belonging to millions of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Geor gia consumers might have been compromised in a recent data breach.Georgia...was compromised in the attack.Hudgens said he encourages consumers who might have been affected to take advantage of free credit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-27/across-georgia
A 'Net loss

...old telephone-company rules protects consumers.That's because it doesn't.Aside...rules.Sadly, a lot of misinformed consumers bought into the specious argument.Never...than smaller ones, let them. And if consumers don't like it, they have the right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-27/net-loss
Business news

...Paribas, said in a note to clients.Consumer prices plunge in JanuaryWASHINGTON - A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But...and energy costs, prices rose.The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/business-news
US economic growth in fourth quarter revised down to 2.2 percent

...enough to generate strong consumer spending.The economy is...2 percent growth in 2013.Consumer spending, which accounts...products cheaper for U.S. consumers.Many analysts believe 2015...as a really good year for consumer spending because of the wage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/us-economic-growth-fourth-
Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

...market would continue to struggle after a weak 2014. But economists expect that strong job gains, low mortgage rates and solid consumer confidence will boost home sales this year.Pending sales are a barometer of future purchases. A one- to two-month lag...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/signed-contracts-buy-us-ho
US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

...WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers are feeling a bit less...reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dropped...started in December 2007.Consumers are modestly less confident...We continue to expect consumer spending to kick the...in energy prices gave consumers a substantial windfall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/us-consumer-confidence-sli
Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

...years to resolve. Still, consumer advocates cheered the regulations...would eventually drive up consumer costs and discourage industry...Association, warned that consumers would almost immediately...regulations that harm Internet consumers and innovation," Thune said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/regulators-ok-net-neutrali
Sears 4Q loss narrows, sales slide as business shifts

...stores open at least a year fell 7 percent. For Kmart, the metric slipped 2 percent. Both Sears and Kmart were hurt by weak consumer electronics sales.The company's plans to form a real estate investment trust are moving forward and it expects it to create...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/sears-4q-loss-narrows-sale
Coca-Cola bottle as art? On bottle's 100th birthday, Atlanta's High Museum explores its design

...printed on the gallery wall: "What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-26/coca-cola-bottle-art-bottles-