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Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users
Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.
February 10, 2016 03:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies
Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process.
February 10, 2016 12:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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United Community Banks Inc. increases cash dividend
Blairsville-based United Community Banks Inc., the holding company for United Community Bank, which has several branches in Cobb County, announced its Board of Directors approved an increase of its...
February 09, 2016 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing
February 08, 2016 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audi tearjerker, 'Puppymonkeybaby' among Super Bowl winners
NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it's a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the ...
February 08, 2016 01:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peach State Health Plan sponsors Habitat house
Peach State Health Plan representatives presented a check for $37,500 to Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to sponsor the health care organization’s first Habitat House on Jan. 26....
February 07, 2016 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manhattan Associates enhances point-of-sale partner ecosystem with Boston Retail Partners’ consulting services
Cumberland-based Manhattan Associates Inc. announced on Feb. 3 that Boston Retail Partners, a retail management consulting firm, has joined its Manhattan Value Partner partner program as a consulti...
February 07, 2016 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daryle W. Yergler CPA LLC announces new hire, expansion plans
Casey Washinski has joined the Marietta-based accounting firm of Daryle W. Yergler CPA LLC as its new tax and accounting manager. Washinski will oversee the delivery of the firm’s tax, accounting a...
February 06, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bennett Thrasher sponsor of 2016 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Cumberland-based accounting firm Bennett Thrasher announced that the firm is a Director level sponsor of the 2016 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The AJFF began Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 17. A pr...
February 06, 2016 10:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes
UPDATE: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.
February 10, 2016 04:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Computer as driver? 'Yes' from feds boosts self-driving cars
UPDATE: Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided.
February 10, 2016 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw State University upgraded to doctoral research institution
Kennesaw State University has been upgraded to a doctoral research institution with moderate research activity — designated “R3” — in The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning ...
February 09, 2016 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna detective receives law enforcement certification
The Smyrna Police Department announced Detective Keith A. Sherwood recently completed his “Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Certification” from the International Association for Identification. The Inte...
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Companies lose billions buying back their own stock
If you think your stocks are doing poorly, check out the performance of some of the most sophisticated investors, the ones with more knowledge about what's going on inside businesses than anyone el...
February 09, 2016 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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American, United reports show steady traffic, lower fares
Reports from American Airlines and United Airlines show that air travel demand is growing modestly and there aren't many empty seats, but average fares continue to decline.
February 09, 2016 01:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coke beats Street 4Q forecasts; Diet Coke volume falls
Coca-Cola's global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even as Diet Coke continued to suffer declines.
February 09, 2016 10:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Driven by power outages and savings, towns look to microgrid
An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid.
February 08, 2016 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes
Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016. That was then.
February 08, 2016 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOVA announces new hire
NOVA’s Kennesaw office announced that Scott Edwards, PE, has been named the construction services group manager. Edwards brings 20 years of engineering experience to the team, with an emphasis in c...
February 06, 2016 11:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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