Category Archives: Business News

New Georgia renewable energy facility to use Starbucks’ waste

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A new renewable energy facility announced Thursday for Augusta Corporate Park will use a neighboring Starbucks’ waste for its main source of power, reports The ... Read More »

Twitter IPO mints 2 new billionaires: Here’s the rundown

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Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams joined the world’s billionaires with the company’s initial public offering this week. But they didn’t get the biggest ... Read More »

U.S. Senate supports gay rights in workplace

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WASHINGTON –  The Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The vote reflected the nation’s rapidly evolving attitude ... Read More »

Zen and the art of consumer place-making

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Eric Weatherholz – For Urban Land Institute The creative class is hypnotically drawn to certain shopping environments, shunning others that might, in the conventional accounting, ... Read More »

Chick-fil-A Inc. founder S. Truett Cathy stepping down

Truett Cathy steps down At Chik-Fil-A

              Chick-fil-A Inc. founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy will hand over the reins of his $4.6 billion fast-food ... Read More »

ATL wearables startup turns to Kickstarter for $100K project

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An Atlanta startup aims to address that frustrating “where-in-the-bag-is-the-phone” problem. MEMI (pronounced MEM-ee) hopes to build a bracelet that alerts you to phone calls, texts ... Read More »

Trailer for new Atlanta-shot “Hunger Games” nears 9 million views


A trailer released this week for “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which shot scenes in and around Atlanta, has gotten almost 9 million views. It’s hard ... Read More »

SEC sues investor over alleged Carter’s insider-trading scheme

Dennis Rosenberg, a former market analyst who covered Atlanta-based Carter’s Inc., will forfeit $608,000 after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused him of insider trading of the children’s clothing company’s stock.

The Securities Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint Tuesday against a retired hedge-fund investment consultant and market analyst who allegedly participated in an insider trading ... Read More »

McDonald’s to launch new Happy Meal books promotion

McDonald's to launch new book campaign

ATLANTA, GA (CBS ATLANTA) - McDonald’s will be launching a new Happy Meal books promotion. The promotion falls just in time for National Family Literacy ... Read More »

Hooters restaurant accused of racial discrimination

Farryn Johnson

BALTIMORE (WGCL/WWJZ) - A former employee claims Hooters fired her because she had highlights in her hair. The woman, who is African-American, said her white ... Read More »