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Horse 'kill buying' legal, but critics see abuse, deception

...slaughter facilities in Mexico is much worse than even a poorly run U.S. plant," Temple Grandin, a livestock industry consultant on animal behavior who has helped design slaughterhouses to reduce stress in animals, wrote in 2012. "It is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-17/horse-kill-buying-legal-criti
Wine-inspired Marsala chosen as top color of the new year

...though some years the influence is stronger than others.The 2014 color of the year from the forecasters and industry consultants was Radiant Orchid, a deep tropical purple. The year before that it was Emerald green. Tangerine Tango had legs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-13/wine-inspired-marsala-chosen-top-co
Virus killing million of pigs

...those in the Midwest are likely to do so later this spring, said Steve Meyer, an Iowa-based economist and pork industry consultant.Smithfield Foods declined to comment.In the end, consumers will be most affected, Meyer said, with pork...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-08/virus-killing-million-pigs
Not all airlines are soaring: Majors earn record profits while regional carriers struggle

...had their margins capped at around 12 percent, a level some don't even reach, says Robert Mann, an airline-industry consultant.The most successful regional airlines are still making money, but far less. SkyWest, which earned at least...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-10/not-all-airlines-are-soari
Shake-up in publishing world did nothing to excite readers

...Random House Inc. and Penguin Group (USA), creating the world's largest producer of books, and according to industry consultant Mike Shatzkin, a "new top tier.""No longer do the 'Big Six' define scale," Shatzkin says. "Now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-12-26/shake-publishing-world-did-nothing-
Obamacare a success so far? It's hard to say

...see so far if it's going to be a success," said Bob Laszewski, a Washington, D.C.-based health care industry consultant.Laszewski suspects the lack of data conceals an extremely slow start thanks to widely reported technical problems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-12/obamacare-success-so-far
Theme parks offer new attractions

...earlier this year. "Every time I go down and look at the progress in construction I get more excited about it."Industry consultant Dennis Speigel said the Fantasyland expansion with detail-oriented areas immersing guests in Disney-themed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-05-24/theme-parks-offer-new-attractions
Supplier woes to limit shoppers' choices

...shoppers will likely see fewer types of train sets and fewer new toy launches, according to Chris Byrne, an industry consultant. Shoppers looking for lightweight sweaters will probably not have a huge selection of necklines. And what about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/08/bus_510621.shtml
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Some skeptical move will help car buyers

...Fed decision, per se, will have any impact on the consumers' willingness to buy cars," Bert Ely, a banking industry consultant in Alexandria, Va., said via email. "For many consumers, the willingness to buy a car -- new or used...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/27/bus_505511.shtml
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Caribbean call centers get competitive competitive

...still-hot India and the Philippines, but the impact is huge on islands with tiny populations, said Philip Cohen, an industry consultant based in Sweden. In Montego Bay, a resort area on Jamaica's north coast that accounts for about half the island's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/09/bus_142874.shtml
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