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Augusta residents spending on summer trips

...year in advance and booking $20,000-and-up trips."According to Airlines for America, a U.S. airline industry trade organization, overall air travel will increase by 1.5 percent, or an additional 33,000 passengers per day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-11/augusta-res
Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

...MasterCard announced plans to bring together banks, credit unions, retailers, makers of card processing equipment and industry trade groups in a group that aims to strengthen the U.S. payment system for credit and debit cards. The initial focus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-23/visa-mastercard-renew-push
Ga. panel backs autism coverage requirement

...the programs covering children of the state's poorest families.The Georgia Association of Health Plans, an industry trade group, opposes the effort to require autism coverage, saying it would unfairly increase costs for employers.Golden...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-21/ga-panel-backs-autism-co
In reversal, Obama to allow canceled health plans

...about it," he said of the lawmakers. "It's not on them, it's on us."Shortly after Obama spoke, the major industry trade group, America's Health Insurance Plans, warned in a statement that prices might rise as a result of his new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-11-14/reversal-obama-allow-cancele
Government shutdown takes toll on small business

...put them into jeopardy," says Elizabeth Hyman, the vice president for public advocacy at CompTIA, a technology industry trade association whose members include large corporations like Microsoft and much smaller tech companies.The government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-10/government-shutdown-takes-
Feds try to smooth bumpy health care transition

...continued changes to the rules and guidance could exacerbate the challenges," Karen Ignagni, president of the industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans, said in a statement.The federal pre-existing conditions plan extended...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-12/feds-try-smooth-bumpy-health-care-t
Augusta does a brisk trade with countries north and south of the border

...Phone calls, though, are still a no-no, and the phone needs to be on airplane mode. IT'S THE WORKFORCE: An industry trade publication, Site Selection magazine, made Georgia the top state for business climate. Part of the input for that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2013-11-10/augusta-doe
Environmental groups seek updated cost estimates for MOX project

...in 2007.Although new cost estimates have not been publicly released, the groups cited a Sept. 26 report in an industry trade publication, Weapons Complex Monitor, that the internal baseline cost of building the plant had jumped $2 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-10-11/environmental-groups-seek-upd
Airline fees limit ability to compare flights

...groups that support such a requirement.Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines ? with backing from industry trade associations ? are asking the Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling forcing them to include taxes in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-26/airline-fees-limit-ability
Economic reports hold out hope for stronger job growth

...the U.S. recovery has been held back, in part, by weak manufacturing. Earlier this week, for example, an industry trade group said the growth of U.S. factory activity slowed in April to its weakest pace this year. Even so, some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-02/economic-reports-hold-out-