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Workers pay bigger share of health deductible

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-03/workers-pay-bigger-share-h
Auto sales soar 16 percent in September, led by Ford; halt in diesel sales hits VW

September was a blockbuster sales month for the U.S. auto industry - except at Volkswagen, where an emissions scandal forced the company to halt sales of most of its diesel-powered vehicles.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/auto-sales-soar-16-percent
Caterpillar says it could cut 10,000 jobs

Caterpillar is planning another round of job cuts that could exceed 10,000 people through 2018, as the construction and mining equipment maker adjusts to downturns in key markets. That could amount to more than 8 percent of the 126,800 employees it had globally as of June.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-24/caterpillar-says-it-could-
Video game company behind 'Call of Duty' buys 'Candy Crush' maker for $5.9 billion

NEW YORK - The company behind the hugely successful "Call of Duty" video games is launching an all-out attack on the mobile gaming market by shelling out $5.9 billion for the maker of "Candy Crush Saga."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-03/video-game-company-behind-
SC insurance carrier closing after Affordable Care Act changes

A South Carolina health insurer has become the ninth insurance cooperative formed nationwide under the Affordable Care Act to fold.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-22/sc-insurance-carrier-closing-after-
UnitedHealth beats earnings forecast, raises outlook

UnitedHealth continued to juice up its business outside health insurance in a better-than-expected second quarter while rivals scrambled to add enrollment in a wave of mega-mergers sweeping the sector.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/unitedhealth-beats-earning
Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this spring, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power generators.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-13/natural-gas-surpasses-coal
Health insurance merger spree leaves uncertainty for consumers

More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. The impact on the average consumer can't be boiled down to dollars and cents.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-03/health-insurance-merger-sp
Target sells pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will pay about $1.9 billion to run Target's in-store health operations and expand what they offer for customers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-15/target-sells-pharmacy-clin
Database shows 2016 price increases sought by insurers

Health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums beyond 10 percent for 2016.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-01/health-insurance-2016-rates-rise