Category Archives: Money

Georgia unemployment rate down to 7.7%


Source: Carla Caldwell/Atlanta Business Chronicle Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent in November after strong job growth and a drop in new ... Read More »

Starbucks’ $450 Metal Gift Cards Sells Out in Minutes

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Slowly But surely it seems that ‘Luxury Positioning’ is beginning to catch on! We can now add a Coffee Purveyor to that list! #Starbucks Starbucks ... Read More »

Overdue library book could hurt credit score in this Georgia city

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The Augusta library system has turned to a collection agency to help get back more than 25,000 items that are at least six months overdue. ... Read More »

Pushing Patients to Seek Value, Whatever That Is

Ramin Rahimian for The New York Times

This story appears in The New York Times ‘Your Money’ section on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Peter Kreutzer is, in many ways, an ideal patient. ... Read More »

Is there a place for Bitcoin in the U.S. economy? Treasury says maybe

Tomohiro Ohsumi for Bloomberg Finance, LLP

                The federal government may be open to considering a role for Bitcoin, the spectacularly volatile virtual currency, ... Read More »

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

Bloomberg/Tony Avelar

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 »

ATL wearables startup turns to Kickstarter for $100K project

Photo Credit: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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 »

Tumblr’s extremely popular — but where’s the money?


It’s been four months since Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo, and the new addition still looks to be a long way off from making any ... 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 »

Obama’s Top Economic Adviser Tells Democrats They’ll Have to Swallow Entitlement Cuts

Sperling     Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

(Updates with White House response, in paragraph 12) This morning, Gene Sperling, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, appeared before a Democratic business ... Read More »