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Lowe's 1Q profit up on sales growth, but still disappoints

...624 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier, it was far from the per-share earnings of 74 cents that industry analysts were projecting.Revenue for the Mooreseville, North Carolina, retailer climbed to $14.13 billion from $13...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/lowes-1q-profit-sales-grow
GM, Ford, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler report April sales gains

...of the companies reported their best April sales in years, led by the SUVs. The sales were mostly in line with industry analysts' expectations for about a 6 percent overall increase. All automakers were scheduled to report sales on Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/gm-ford-nissan-fiat-chrysl
US seeks criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators

...March 31. That compares with a profit of $13.7 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier.The loss caught industry analysts off guard. They had projected a profit of 15 cents per share, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-29/us-seeks-criminal-charges-
On The Money: When new cars are unveiled, prices can fall on old models

...can sometimes push down the price of cars already on sale.Usually the immediate impact is small, according to industry analysts, but the deals can get a whole lot better once the new models hit the showrooms and the automakers try to clear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/money-when-new-cars-are-un
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
Movie theater with full-service restaurant now under construction

...costs can be spread over higher admissions and concessions sales, according to the report, compiled by IBISWorld Industry Analyst Darryle Ulama. "Luxury theaters are attracting consumers who are willing to pay more for an experience that they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-20/movie-theat
Top US banks pass Federal Reserve's 'stress tests'

...thanks to a steadily recovering economy. The results build on positive outcomes from last year's tests.Some industry analysts say the most critical tests will come next week. That's when the Fed will announce whether it's approved each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/top-us-banks-pass-federal-
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
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