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Measure would end Georgia tax break on jet fuel

...airline's headquarters is no easy feat, though companies sometimes threaten it during fights over expenses, said industry analyst Robert Mann, the president of R.W. Mann & Company. Fuel tax exemptions add some competitive edge, but commercial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/measure-would-end-georgia-tax
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
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
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
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
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
Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage

...offer more historical sales data because of changes it made in its methodology recently, but the group's chief industry analyst Marshal Cohen said jean sales fell about 3 percent again with the resurgence of khakis 12 years ago. That was the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/fashion/2014-09-13/jeans-face-uncertain-future