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General Motors sales watched for effects of ignition switch recall

...vice president of sales forecasting for LMC Automotive, an industry consulting firm, expects GM sales to show a gain this month, but only about half the 8 percent increase he forecasts for the industry overall.The recall might have an effect, but GM has also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-15/general-motors-sales-watch
New study finds costly retirement fees draining many people's savings

...Progress, a liberal think tank. Its analysis, backed by industry and government data, suggests that U.S. workers, already...said Sean Collins, the institute's senior director of industry and financial analysis. "Generally, people pay attention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-11/new-study-finds-costly-ret
When 'Haywood Calls' turkeys respond

...his family and the great outdoors."I grew up hunting and fishing, and I always wanted to make something in the outdoor industry," he said.The seeds of opportunity were planted four years ago, when he decided to design and build turkey calls for his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-04-12/when-haywood-c
Local TV favorite 'Trooper Terry' Sams dies

...Morning Augusta and News Channel 6 at Noon.Morrison is just one of many people who can attribute their start in the news industry to Sams. When she was hired in 1988 Sams was WJBF's general manager.Although he was best known for his role in the Trooper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-11/local-tv-favorite-trooper-ter
Wrong direction

...moral compasses anymore. At least not like they used to. Like much of America's manufacturing base, the moral compass industry has largely disappeared.The anything-goes lifestyle is apparently here to stay. And we're seeing its fruits every day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-12/wrong-direction
E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges with innovation

...courses opening."Its anyone's guess how long that trend will continue. Its been eight consecutive years. Most of us in the industry would say that the correction is necessary. There is still an oversupply relative to participation and rounds played," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-11/e-z-go-club-car-meet-chall
Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

...increasingly instrumental roles in work, entertainment and communications."Tech is where the action is," says longtime industry analyst Roger Kay.Pessimists view the tech sector as Ground Zero for a long-overdue reckoning. They say the stock market...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-11/once-soaring-tech-stocks-s
Wal-Mart, Wild Oats team up to offer cheaper line of organic foods

...Casey, CEO of Wild Oats.Whole Foods Market Inc. couldn't be immediately reached for comment. But Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group, says that he expects Whole Foods and other retailers to react with lower prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-10/wal-mart-wild-oats-team-of
NY judge sentences SAC Capital in $1.8 billion fraud deal

...stocks. It said the illicit trading was "substantial, pervasive and on a scale without known precedent in the hedge fund industry."Of the roughly $15 billion in assets that SAC Capital managed last year before the charges were made public, about half...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-10/ny-judge-sentences-sac-cap
Vogtle expansion could signal future of nuclear industry

...Plant Vogtle's expansion represents a critical moment for the future of the industry."It is the most important thing going on in the U.S. in the nuclear industry right now," said Buzz Miller, the executive vice president of nuclear development...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-08/vogtle-expansion-could-signal