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Students look for ways around high book prices

...said. "This semester, I got kind of lucky."According to a 2014 survey released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group's Education Fund, college textbook costs have increased by 82 percent in the last decade and have caused 65 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-18/students-lo
Protect yourself against identity theft

...better, but your own money is not at risk with a credit card," says Ed Mierzwinski, of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.3. Free monitoringConcerned consumers can pay an organization for credit monitoring, but the government offers three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-03/protect-yourself-against-identity-t
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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-24/apple-comcast-talks-about-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-04/states-seek-spot-retiremen
Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

...gas prices in 50-cent increments, said Britt Beemer, the head of the consumer behavior consultant America's Research Group. Based on his firm's research, shoppers would spend more freely if gas settles below $3 or $2.50. They...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-27/lower-gas-prices-lifting-h
Twitter has power but lacks profits, investors concerned

...billion monthly users on Facebook, a big rival for social-media ad dollars.Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research Group, says investors shouldn't be put off by Facebook comparisons. He says Twitter is a "niche" business, but one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-05/twitter-has-power-lacks-pr
Holiday sales better than expected, but a drop in store visits shows shoppers browse online

...And ultimately, that could change how stores market to shoppers.C. Britt Beemer, the chairman of America's Research Group, a consumer research company, said shoppers came into stores during the holiday season with a list of specific things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-08/holiday-sales-better-expec
Sluggish sales numbers raise economic worries

...but the economy isn't getting better with the average consumer," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, a consumer research firm.Yet even some retailers that serve upper-income shoppers are dimming their forecasts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-15/sluggish-sales-numbers-rai