Bold colors, metallics, sporty styles well suited for shoppers

...at the knee.The financesRETURN OF THE ONE PIECE: Sales of one-piece swimsuits have gone up. Data from market research group NPD show one-piece sales increasing 15 percent from the April 2012 to March 2013 period to the April 2013 to March...

States seek a spot in retirement plan landscape

...of living in retirement."We feel there is a retirement crisis," said Diane Oakley, executive director of the research group.Illinois, Indiana, Maine and Washington also considered legislation this year proposing state-sponsored individual...

Apple, Comcast in talks about TV service

...one-third of the nation's broadband market, and its network would reach almost 60 percent of U.S. homes, Buckingham Research Group analyst James Ratcliffe said Monday. He viewed a potential deal with Apple as "broadly positive for Comcast...

Dress shopping might be precarious task for plus-size girls

...customers say.Sixteen percent of women's clothing sold in the U.S. is size 14 and up, according to the market research group NPD. But the plus-size women's business has "pretty much been ignored by the big stores," said Marshal Cohen...

Research group working to end unwanted e-mail

...for everybody. The Anti-Spam Research Group holds its first physical meeting...trusting," said Paul Judge, the research group's chairman and director of research...again. Suggestions posed in the research group's mailing list range from replacing...

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Ratings for area banks are positive

...the nation, according to a Florida-based banking research group. All banks operating in the five-county area received...Inc., a Coral Gables, Fla.,-based banking research group. The ratings, however, are based primarily on the...

Part-time work popular, but undervalued

...little valued and supported in corporate America, a research group concluded Wednesday. Employees on nontraditional...more work weeks are deemed the norm, the Catalyst research group reported after a two-year study. The study marks...

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Help-wanted advertising rises slightly in February

...months, reversing a year of declines, a private research group said Thursday. The Conference Board said its help-wanted...The index was 41 a year ago. In a news release, research group said that in the last three months, help-wanted...

Consumer confidence slips in February

...remained well above its levels a year ago, a private research group reported Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer...the Conference board, a New York-based business research group, is based on responses received by Feb. 15 from...

S. Carolina has highest rate of secondary road fatalities

...according to a report released this week by a national research group. The study was conducted by The Road Information...length of the road and overall travel levels, the research group calculated a severity rate for each segment of state...