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US economy, though sluggish, might now be sturdier

...and helps sustain consumer spending.Over...accelerating. When consumers borrow and spend...tightened, and consumers "just kind of froze...slowed growth because consumers fuel most of the U.S. economy.Consumer spending has risen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-23/us-economy-though-sluggish
Leaders meet on plans to fill void left by absence of navigators for helping with Obamacare enrollment

...of two groups in Georgia who received grants to help provide navigators was the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, which hired 12 navigators. But earlier this year, the Georgia Legislature passed a bill essentially barring anyone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-23/leaders-meet-plans-fill-void
Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

...monthly net job gains might suggest.Even so, more people with jobs means more people with paychecks, which tends to boost consumer spending and growth. After a sharp contraction in the economy in the first three months of the year, most economists expect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-24/across-us-job-market-layof
Wine Time: Prazo de Roriz 2011, Douro

...begun producing world-class table wines.New whites and reds are coming out in a dizzying assortment. Luckily for American consumers, nearly all of them are high quality and fun to drink. The Prazo de Roriz is a great example of what is happening.Rupert...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-23/wine-time-prazo-de-ro
Apple's fiscal third-quarter earnings top analyst forecasts

...for the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.The latest evidence of Apple's...other features. A bigger-screen iPhone might also tempt consumers already accustomed to the larger screens on a variety of smartphones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-22/apples-fiscal-third-quarte
Setback for health care law

...increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law. It affects consumers who purchased their coverage through the federal insurance marketplace - or exchange- that serves 36 states. A three-judge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-22/appeals-court-diminishes-hea
Kimberly-Clark reports $509 million Q2 profit

...Sales in the personal care segment, which includes Huggies, increased 2.2 percent to $2.4 billion. And sales at the consumer tissue segment, which includes Cottonelle and Kleenex, was 0.8 percent higher to $1.6 billion.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-07-22/kimberly-clark-rep
Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke lags

...because of concerns about artificial sweeteners. To address that, the companies have been working behind the scenes to assure consumers about the safety of such sweeteners.Coca-Cola also plans to eventually introduce a version of its namesake drink that's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-07-22/cokes-sales-miss-e
If other countries sneeze, will US catch a cold? An expert's case for US recession next year

...under-used factories."The world hopes to ride on the coattails of the U.S. consumer," says Eswar Prasad, an economist at Cornell University, "but the U.S. consumer isn't in a position to take on the burden." Emerging markets bounced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-22/if-other-countries-sneeze-
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