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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
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
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
Hyundai, Kia overstated gas mileage

...annually.Other automakers are closely watching the EPA's action against Hyundai and Kia, said Alan Baum, an auto industry consultant from suburban Detroit who deals with fuel economy regulations."This will send kind of a warning to the automakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-02/hyundai-kia-overstated-gas
Banks report best profits in 6 years

...July-September period of 2011."We are seeing the classic recovery from a recession," said Bert Ely, a banking industry consultant based in Alexandria, Va. "All of the arrows are pointing in the right direction."Some of the largest banks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-04/banks-report-best-profits-
Cash exits stock funds for 9th month in row, bonds gain again

...fiscal cliff."Investors pulled cash out of stock funds in November for the ninth consecutive month, fund industry consultant Strategic Insight said Thursday. Bond funds attracted new cash for the 15th month in a row.A net $16 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-13/cash-exits-stock-funds-9th
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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