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UPS takes hit during holidays, cuts outlook

...earnings of $4.75 per share, down from its previous forecast of between $4.90 per share and $5 per share. Industry analysts had been looking for earnings of $4.96 per share, according to FactSet. For the fourth quarter, UPS expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/ups-takes-hit-during-holid
Microsoft promises Windows 10 will be familiar on all devices, even holographic headsets

...world in which there are going to be more devices on the planet than people," CEO Satya Nad ella told reporters and industry analysts at Microsoft's headquarters. He said Microsoft wants to "enable that seamless cross-over, across devices as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-21/microsoft-promises-windows
Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

...Alfa Romeo and BMW are all showing off glitzy open-air models to capitalize on that newfound confidence, and industry analysts expect more to come.IHS Automotive, an industry consulting firm, predicts there will be 60 different convertible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-12/drop-your-top-convertibles
Smaller sodas bring makers bigger profits

...for 2.4 percent of sales dollars, more than double their volume share.Bonnie Herzog, a Wells Fargo beverage industry analyst, said the smaller options are part of how Coke is repositioning itself amid changing habits around soda. She noted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-13/smaller-sodas-bring-makers
Phones, cash top teen loves

...forget cash and gift cards."The No. 1 thing is the cellphone ? it's not even close," Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group, says of what teenagers want.Gift-givers can then build on what the child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-06/phones-cash-top-teen-loves
Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy

...Tuesday even as major U.S. markets edged higher. Home Depot hit an all-time high just last week, however, and industry analysts appeared optimistic about the company's momentum.Home Depot Inc. has 2,266 stores in all 50 states, the District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-18/home-depot-tops-street-bre
Halliburton buying Baker Hughes in $34.6 billion deal

...Schlumberger Ltd., now the world's biggest oil services company.While Halliburton operates in 80 countries, industry analysts say it didn't have the global scale to compete with its larger rival, Schlumberger.Halliburton and Baker Hughes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-17/halliburton-buying-baker-h
Automakers to join forces in effort to track down cause of exploding Takata air bag inflators

...recall repairs. So far, General Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Chrysler and Ford have agreed to cooperate. One auto industry analyst suggested the automakers feel Takata is taking too long to find the cause.The announcement came as Takata edged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/automakers-join-forces-eff
Business news

...service isn't available yet.SOLARCITY WILL BEGIN offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/business-news
China fines Audi $40.5 million, Chrysler $5.2 million in auto industry anti-monopoly probe

...anti-monopoly enforcement," said the report by the NDRC and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.Industry analysts say the auto investigation might have been prompted by complaints automakers abuse their control over supplies of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-11/china-fines-audi-405-milli