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International Monetary Fund cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan

...strong and therefore it will continue, despite the appreciation of the dollar," Olivier Blanchard, the IMF's director of research, told reporters in Beijing in a briefing broadcast online.The advanced economies are forecast to expand by 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-20/imf-cuts-growth-forecasts-
Bank earnings: JPMorgan hit by legal costs, trading drop while Wells Fargo sees steady results

...analysts thought they would, so that's largely why investors had an issue with their results," said Fred Cannon, director of research for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.But there were signs that consumers were more willing to take on debt and spend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/bank-earnings-jpmorgan-hit
Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

...wearable device or camera and tell that you're with friends, or stressed out, says Shawn Dubravac, senior director of research with the Consumer Electronics Association.As we get closer to being able to live like the Jetsons, manufacturers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-05/raise-your-homes-iq-smart-
IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division

NEW YORK - IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-20/ibm-pay-15b-shed-its-costl
Wal-Mart cuts health care for part-timers

...Retailers who offer part-time benefits are more of an exception than the rule," says Beth Umland, the director of research for health and benefits at Mercer.Wal-Mart has been scaling back eligibility for part-time workers over the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/wal-mart-cuts-health-care-
US credit card late payments down in second quarter

...March 31, TransUnion said.The increase in card credit limits points to lenders feeling they can take on more risk while giving consumers a bigger credit cushion, said Tony Guitart, TransUnion's director of research and consulting.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/us-credit-card-late-paymen
Median CEO pay crosses $10 million in 2013

...have been happy with their CEOs' performance and the stock market has provided a big boost," says Gary Hewitt, director of research at GMI Ratings, a corporate governance research firm. "But we are still dealing with a situation where CEO compensation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-27/median-ceo-pay-crosses-10-
New study finds costly retirement fees draining many people's savings

...market over time, so those with the lowest management costs will generate better returns, said Russel Kinnel, the director of research for Morningstar."Fees are a crucial determinant of how well you do," Kinnel said.The difference in costs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-11/new-study-finds-costly-ret
Survey seeks veterans with PTSD, brain injury

...supports the VA's goal to provide the finest quality of care to veterans," said Dr. Jeff Greenberg, the senior director of research for Data Research.Detweiler said the survey, which ends Feb. 28, is confidential. Its findings, he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-19/survey-seeks-veterans-ptsd-br
MLB to study increase in Tommy John surgery

...leagues since 2010. However, innings and pitch counts as amateurs aren't tracked. Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, MLB's director of research, is heading the probe."We're looking at it in terms of the demographics: Can we predict who is going to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-16/mlb-study-increase-inn-t