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Candidates to address Chamber’s Chairman’s Club
The Cobb Chamber’s Chairman’s Club will host a panel at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in the Cumberland area on Wednesday featuring four leading candidates for Georgia’s 11th U.S. Congress...
April 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fifth Third Bank exceeds $1M in charitable donations
All local Fifth Third Bank branches recently raised money for Stand Up To Cancer and nationally the bank exceeded $1 million in donations, with more than $500,000 in donations from the recent “Pay ...
April 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Geico planning middle Georgia expansion
Geico's Southeast regional Vice President Rhett Rayburn says the development represents a roughly 10-percent growth of its Macon workforce.
April 17, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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How states fared on unemployment benefit claims
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 304,000.
April 17, 2014 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metropolitan Dental Associates to open new location
Metropolitan Dental Associates will celebrate the opening of its newest location at 840 Kennesaw Ave., Suite 2 in Marietta from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2. There will be a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m....
April 17, 2014 12:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. home building increased in March
Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
April 17, 2014 12:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not for everyone: Some workers exempt from minimum wage, increased or not
More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, rooted in labor law history, run from some workers with disabilities to crews on fishing...
April 17, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines
UPDATE: Fuel now accounts for more than a third of airlines' expenses, overtaking salaries, wages and benefits as the single biggest line item. U.S. carriers burned through 16 billion gallons of je...
April 16, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yellen signals more forceful stance toward banks
Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and nearly toppled the entire banki...
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School of Rock opens in east Cobb
School of Rock announced a grand opening of its newest location from 1 to 5 p.m. April 26 at 2515 East Piedmont Road in Marietta. The event will feature a guitar-smashing ceremony, live performance...
April 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re/Max agent earns lifetime achievement award
David Holmes with east Cobb-based Re/Max Greater Atlanta was presented with the Re/Max Lifetime Achievement Award. To receive Re/Max Lifetime Achievement status, an associate must have been affilia...
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Hybrid life insurance, long-term care policies
More than 60 percent of those who purchase long-term care policies want to avoid becoming a burden on their family, while more than 45 percent of purchasers had a goal of protecting their assets.
April 18, 2014 01:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
April 18, 2014 01:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta airport officials mulling terminal hotel
Atlanta airport officials say they're studying the idea of building a hotel either inside or connected to the domestic terminal.
April 17, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent
State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.
April 17, 2014 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Few homes remain in local Brookhaven neighborhoods
Cumberland-based Jim Chapman Communities announced that it has less than 20 homes available at Brookhaven of East Cobb, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge and Brookhaven at Sugarloaf.
April 17, 2014 12:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Windsong hires new design manager
Windsong Properties, which builds in the Bel-Aire community in Powder Springs, has hired Amy Ackerstein as its new design center manager.
April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist named to advisory council
Self-employed lobbyist Wallace Coopwood of Smyrna was appointed to serve on the Citizens Advisory Council of the State Bar of Georgia.
April 15, 2014 11:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule
UPDATE: One of Georgia's most prominent growers of sweet Vidalia onions asked a judge Tuesday to protect him from possible sanctions by state agriculture officials as he prepares to ship his crop t...
April 15, 2014 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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