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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

...culprit."Insurers that sell these products lose money on them," said Vincent Lui...the past year."Their single biggest product is long-term care, and look at their...prices on older policies, introducing new products and throwing out their previous assumptions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-30/high-nursing-home-bills-squeeze-ins
Augusta State University | The Augusta Chronicle

...Georgia Board of Regents gave final approval on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 to the creation of Georgia Regents University, a product of the merger of the former Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities, one of four mergers it voted to begin in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/education/colleges-and-universities/augusta-
10 Steps to Protect Yourself Against an Unexpected Job Loss

...look for projects and tasks you can do to make that even more valuable. Maybe it's something as simple as cleaning up the products that are on sale in the shop each day or coming up with ideas for how to display them better. Maybe it's a major software...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-03-30/10-steps-
Local preparers not seeing increase in taxpayers deferring income tax fees

...about 20 percent of clients still use the product, adding that when refund-anticipation...rates than before.Buchanan said the product is too cost-prohibitive to be offered...local franchisee Tracy Vance said the product did not generate a "material difference...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-27/local-prepa
From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

...to be brief.Corporations spend millions to make sure their products, logos, and branding and marketing are top of mind for consumers...yoga gear, but in 2013 its reputation was shattered after a product defect made yoga pants so sheer they could be see-through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/new-logos-new-coke-when-co
Smallbiz Small Talk: Bosses can't get even when staffers gripe on social media

...promotion denials.... AND WHAT'S NOTThe NLRB will uphold firings based on posts that damage a company, disparage its products or services or reveal trade secrets or financial information, says Paula Lopez, an employment law attorney with Allyn & Fortuna...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/smallbiz-small-talk-bosses
Names, terms can cause herbicide confusion

...different companies call their product.Many of the brands most people...formulation. The triclopyr in an Ortho product is the same triclopyr in a Spectracide or Bayer product.That doesn't mean all products are the same. Some sprays have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-03-26/names-terms-can-caus
US economic growth rate unrevised at 2.2 percent in Q4

...boost consumer spending.The Commerce Department said Friday that the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the October-December period - an estimate that was unchanged from a month ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/us-economic-growth-rate-un
Graphic ads from former smokers aim to help others quit

...an attempt to counter what he said is an $8.3 billion marketing campaign by tobacco companies each year to promote their products. He praised the former smokers who are suffering from everything from age-related macular degeneration, like Marlene...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-26/graphic-ads-former-smokers-a
Federal agency proposes new rules on payday loans

...are better able to regulate the loans, ensuring that consumers can be protected while lenders can also experiment with new products."We believe the states are doing a good job regulating the industry," said Ed D'Alessio, executive director at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/federal-agency-proposes-ne