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US predicts less oppressive heating bills this winter

...pheric Administration, the EIA predicts the number of heating degree days will fall 12 percent this year. Here's the outlook for customers:NATURAL GAS: Although they will use less, customers will see a sharp increase in prices, especially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/us-predicts-less-oppressiv
Global tensions don't curb enthusiasm for stocks as market extends its correction-free streak

...uninterrupted rally is justified by the outlook for stocks. Central banks worldwide...focused on company profits, and the outlook remains strong.Earnings for S...Stocks have managed to rise even as the outlook for growth weakens.The International...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-25/global-tensions-dont-curb-
US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

...have become more optimistic about the outlook for earnings as economic growth...sell-off was a reassessment of the outlook for interest rates in the U.S...becoming more optimistic about the outlook for the U.S. economy after growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/us-stocks-plunge-wiping-ou
US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

...their outlook for sales over the next six months and traffic by prospective buyers all increased in August, brightening the outlook.Sales of new homes are running behind last year's pace. They fell 8.1 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-19/us-home-construction-jumps
Ownership of Augusta plant still not settled

...Reserve bank district covering our area said its contacts indicated expanding economic activity in June and early July. "The outlook among businesses remained positive as most anticipate higher growth in the near term."Strength in residential real...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-01/ownership-a
2014 could be better year for US economy, Bernanke says

...2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating.Americans' finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter, Bernanke said. He also expects less drag from federal spending cuts and tax increases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-03/2014-could-be-better-year-
Business news

...March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-16/business-news
Economy showing strength as spending cuts loom

WASHINGTON - Even with automatic spending cuts looming, the outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a bit Tuesday after reports showed that Americans are more confident and are buying more new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-26/economy-showing-strength-s
Key industries beginning to see raises

...the previous three recoveries, wages had risen an average 2.3 percent after inflation.Still some economists think the outlook for broader pay gains has brightened. More people are quitting jobs than at any time in six years, a sign of confidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/key-industries-beginning-s
Volume of encrypted e-mail rising amid spying fears

...and AOL also are encrypting their e-mail services. Microsoft Corp., whose stable of e-mail services includes the Outlook, MSN and Hotmail domains, has started encrypting many accounts as part of a transition that will be completed later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/volume-encrypted-e-mail-ri