Additionally, the company named Matt Brigham assistant vice president of treasury services, Jessica Morgan assistant vice president of risk management and Christine Powell assistant vice president of financial analysis.
Pro license deadlines close
Several professional license renewal deadlines are upcoming: Plumbers are due by Nov. 30; Master barbers, chiropractors, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, pharmacists, psychologists, and veterinarians are due Dec. 31; and Registered Nurses are due Jan. 31.
Licenses can be renewed online by visiting www.sos.ga.gov/plb and select their respective licensing board and choose “License Renewal” via the Online Services drop down menu or Featured Content links to the right of the page. Georgia law requires all those applying for renewal of existing license to submit secure and verifiable documentation include a driver’s license, U.S. passport or green card.
Experts: Hostess not needed
ATLANTA — A Georgia firm is speculated as a possible buyer of Hostess Brands assets like Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread.
But industry analysts say Flowers Foods in Thomasville should be wary of any deal as Hostess liquidates. Flowers already makes Nature’s Own and other recognizable bakery brands.
William Chappell is from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Flowers already has a wide enough market presence to gain from the Hostess bankruptcy, without spending money buying any of its brand names.
Tim Ramey in a D.A. Davidson & Co. analyst. He said the future of Hostess brands is uncertain. Items like Twinkies, he added, hit their peak popularity a long time ago and are now in a death spiral.
Flowers executives have not discussed any plans publicly.
Ga. officials warn about cars
ATLANTA — Georgia officials are warning people shopping for a new car to beware of flood-damaged vehicles in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The attorney general’s office and the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection warned that many previously flooded vehicles get sold at auction and then may be sold at used car lots or through online classified ads.
Insurance companies in other states may write off flooded cars as “salvage” or “totaled,” but that may not appear on the titles. Electrical problems are very likely, and the brakes, airbag’s and computer system may also be seriously compromised.
EU unable to reach budget
BRUSSELS — A summit of the European Union’s 27 national leaders, charged with agreeing on a long-term budget for the bloc, broke up Friday afternoon without being able to reach a deal.
Coming just days after the 17 eurogroup finance ministers failed, yet again, to agree on the conditions for releasing badly needed bailout money for Greece, the failure of the two-day summit raises questions about how the bloc makes important decisions. In most cases, unanimity is required, meaning that each country wields veto power.
The EU’s top officials, who put in long hours trying to soften up the national leaders individually before putting them together in the same meeting room, tried to put a brave face on the budget deadlock.