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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
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 there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-12-26/shake-publishing-world-did-nothing-
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
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-
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
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
More discounting expected amid weak sales

...discounting" this week, said Burt Flickinger III, managing partner at Strategic Resource Group, a New York-based industry consultant. He estimated that profit margins will be cut by 3 percent to 5 percent in the fourth quarter as a result. Merchants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/21/bus_437705.shtml
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Moscato makes a splash for summer

...last year sales of moscato were up nearly 79 percent to just over 1 million cases in food store sales, says wine industry consultant Jon Fredrikson of Woodside-based Gomberg, Fredrikson and Associates. That's still only a fraction of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/food/recipes/2010-08-03/moscato-makes-splash-s
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Innovator looks for inspiration

...industry beyond the success of such restaurants as Big Bowl, Everest, Tru, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba and Wildfire. Industry consultant Ron Paul goes so far as to compare him to a certain filmmaker who likewise is known for exploring a variety of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/21/bus_89616.shtml
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