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Under new SEC rule, public companies will have to reveal CEO vs worker pay gap

...important, very clear information," said Ed Mierzwinski, consumer program director at U.S. Public Interest Research Group. "It's going to send a message to investors."During the nearly two years since the SEC first proposed the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-04/under-new-sec-rule-public-
Apple refreshes iPod Touch with faster processor, better cameras

...affordable in emerging markets, said Carolina Milanesi, who heads U.S. operations for the Kantar Worldpanel ComTech research group.Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group said that while iPod sales have been declining, they are still massive."Not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-15/apple-refreshes-ipod-touch
Last two supercentenarians have seen world of changes

...of supercentenarians, or people who have lived past 110, which is maintained by Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. The organization tracks and maintains a database of the world's longest-living people. Morano, of Verbania...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-04/world-apart-2-women-birthdates-1800
Prices rising steeply in Augusta for Masters Week

...284 and generated more than $18 million in weekly revenue, according to data provided by STR Inc., a travel-research group that tracks trends in the hotel industry.Friday, followed closely by Thursday, had the week's highest average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-04-03/prices-risi
Hotel bookings, rates on the rise for Masters Week

...by about 6 percent when compared to the 2013 golf tournament, according to data provided by STR Inc., a travel research group.From Sunday-Sunday of the 2014 Masters Week, the average hotel rate was about $284 and generated more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-17/hotel-booki
US consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

...4 in February from an 11-year high of 98.1 in January.Earlier this week, the Conference Board, a business research group, said that its consumer confidence index fell a bit this month but remained at the highest levels since before the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/us-consumer-sentiment-slip
Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice

...or the global reach of airlines like Delta or United," says Henry Harteveldt, of travel advisory firm Atmosphere Research Group.Virgin America's first flights, in August 2007, came at the onset of the Great Recession. Fuel prices spiked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/service-without-smile-why-
Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298,000

...jobs and hiring helped boost consumer confidence to nearly a seven-year high in August, the Conference Board, a research group, said earlier this week.The percentage of respondents who said jobs were "plentiful" rose to 18.2 from 15...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/applications-us-unemployme
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-05-24/bold-colors-metallics-sporty-styles
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-19/dress-shopping-can-be-tricky-plus-s