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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
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
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
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
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-
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-