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The Georgia economy added 15,300 jobs in September, the best month for hiring so far this year, according to the state’s labor department. Hiring often decelerates coming into the fall, but not this time: Georgia has now added 81,300 jobs as it heads into the fourth quarter, a period in which there is generally a flurry of hiring to cover holiday business. The state has 4.
The board of directors of the Coca-Cola company on Thursday announced key top leadership changes, including the appointment of Brian Smith as the company’s next president. In addition to president, Smith, currently head of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa group, will also take on the role of chief operating officer. He will assume his new role Jan.
A pilot job fair is planned for Atlanta this Saturday, with airlines hiring qualified pilots and a forum for aspiring pilots. The job fair will be held Oct. 20 by Future & Active Pilot Advisors (FAPA) at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown at 255 Courtland Street NE. From 9 a.m.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said he wants to eventually make in-flight Wi-Fi free, but it could be two to three years before that happens. That’s partly because the technology is not yet up to par, Bastian said. “I don’t think our customers should have to pay for Wi-Fi in the air,” Bastian said.
The retreat in Atlanta’s housing market is becoming a rout: the number of home sales last month took a double-digit tumble from a year ago, according to two reports issued this week. While the reports do not track exactly the same turf, they paint similar pictures of a cooling market: The Atlanta Realtors Association reports that sales were off 10.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday announced the appointment of the city’s first chief housing officer, a new cabinet position tasked with helping the mayor fulfill one of her most ambitious campaign pledges.
With Panama City, Fla. heavily battered by Hurricane Michael, Delta Air Lines has extended its waiver of change fees for travelers with flights booked to the city’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Atlanta-based Delta is extending through Oct. 20 its waiver of certain change fees for passengers with flights booked to, from or through Panama City.
A big national retailer is closing its last stores in Georgia, where it once reportedly considered moving its headquarters. Kmart, which in years past had dozens of stores in the state, is shutting the only two Georgia stores the chain lists online. One is in Peachtree City. The other is in Covington. A company spokesman wasn’t immediately available for comment.
The state’s Public Service Commission impacts the wallets of millions of electricity and natural gas customers, yet the five regulators are among the least known elected officials in Georgia. Still, the low-profile state body suddenly finds itself in the crosshairs of a statewide debate that has reared its head just weeks before the Nov. 6 elections. Recent news of an additional $2.
Salesforce will announce plans today to expand its Atlanta office, adding 600 jobs and doubling its presence here. The San Francisco-based software company, which has an office in Buckhead, has annual revenue of about $10 billion.
Sears, once the mightiest of American retailers, was an endangered species in metro Atlanta even before it filed for bankruptcy protection Monday. Even before waves of recent closures in the region, it had receded in the minds of shoppers, retail observers say. “Sears has been irrelevant for a number of years,” said Ken Bernhardt, a former Georgia State University marketing professor....
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday said the city and developer CIM Group agreed to new terms on a public financing package for the $5 billion Gulch project, after the original deal appeared destined for failure before City Council.
The appointment of the next general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, John Selden, has been confirmed by the Atlanta City Council. The city council approved the appointment of Selden at its meeting Monday, after votes in favor by the council’s transportation committee and committee on council.
Spanning the size of 19 football fields, a massive new UPS Southeast shipping hub in Atlanta is aimed at helping the company sort millions of packages as online shopping continues to skyrocket. Sandy Springs-based UPS is getting about $50 million in city, county and state tax incentives for the highly-automated regional hub next to Fulton County Airport.
UPS announced plans for a seasonal hiring blitz with job fairs across the country this Friday. The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant will hold 170 job fairs nationally with plans to hire 40,000 people in one day, which it is calling “Brown Friday.
UPDATE: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will present new amendments to a proposed public financing package that will shorten the length of one of the incentive programs to help fund the $5 billion redevelopment of downtown’s Gulch, the mayor’s office said Monday in a news release.
Developer CIM Group and the city of Atlanta are locked in 11th-hour negotiations on a public financing package to support the $5 billion project aimed at transforming downtown’s Gulch. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has pushed for a Monday City Council vote on the current proposal, which calls for up to $1.75 billion in public financing. But that plan might have hit a wall.
Delta Air Lines has resumed flights at Panama City Beach Airport in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Atlanta-based Delta said Friday morning marked the arrival of its first flight at Panama City Beach since the hurricane. The airline had already resumed flights Thursday to other airports in Michael’s path.
A consumer watchdog group is calling for Kia and Hyundai to recall nearly three million vehicles, including some made in Georgia, over persistent concerns about sudden fires. The push Friday by the Center for Auto Safety goes beyond its earlier request for a broader federal investigation into the fires.
Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled plans on Friday for a $35 million aviation academy to train aircraft mechanics at the Paulding County airport, a plan that could effectively block efforts to commercialize a second airport in metro Atlanta.
Atlanta drivers are not getting the usual autumn discount on gas prices and that hurricane whipping through the Southeast helped insure that they won’t see that seasonal drop anytime soon. The average price of regular gasoline was $2.85 a gallon in metro Atlanta mid-week, 37 cents higher than the same time a year ago, according to AtlantaGasPrices, a subsidiary of Gas Buddy.
Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young has written a letter in support of the Gulch development as City Council prepares for a potential Monday vote on a possible $1.75 billion public financing package for the deal.
Asset allocation is probably something you’ve heard about in the game of investing. But do you truly understand it, and how you are supposed to be using it? There’s no exact dictionary definition for Asset Allocation. It’s Finance 101 jargon, sure, but it’s typically a key component of portfolio health and few really understand it.
Metro Atlantans are only gradually digesting just how brutally Hurricane Michael treated the Gulf Coast region they have flocked to, invested in, vacationed at, partied with and cherished for generations. It wasn’t pleasant. Paradise took a beating.
Delta Air Lines reported a profit of $1.3 billion for the third quarter, up 13 percent from a year ago despite higher fuel costs and a $30 million hit from Hurricane Florence. With passengers paying more for premium tickets, Delta president Glen Hauenstein said in a written statement, the company had “record revenues” in the third quarter, which ended Sept 30.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to host a career fair Oct. 30 to fill more than 2,000 jobs at airport businesses. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center.
Delta Air Lines reported a profit of $1.3 billion for the third quarter, up 13 percent from a year earlier despite higher fuel costs and a $30 million hit from Hurricane Florence. With passengers paying more for premium tickets, Delta president Glen Hauenstein said in a written statement that the company had “record revenues” in the third quarter ended in Sept 30.
UPS is expanding its My Choice delivery planning service to 96 more countries. Sandy Springs-based UPS is introducing the service in Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Oceania. After the expansion is complete later this year, UPS will have the service in a total of 112 countries.
Delta Air Lines said Thursday it has “largely resumed” flights in cities that Hurricane Michael passed through. However, Panama City Beach Airport remains closed until Friday afternoon due to damage to the terminal and airport infrastructure, according to Delta.
Delta Air Lines has canceled about 80 flights due to Hurricane Michael. Atlanta-based Delta said the cancellations include more flight disruptions Wednesday evening and Thursday at Tallahassee, Panama City and Destin - Fort Walton Beach. The airline canceled all of its flights Wednesday in those cities as well as in Albany, Valdosta and Dothan.
Delta Air Lines is canceling about 44 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday due to Hurricane Michael. Atlanta-based Delta said most of the flight cancellations are Wednesday at airports in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City and Destin - Fort Walton Beach.
Delta Air Lines is temporarily waiving fees for checked baggage and pets in the cabin on flights at certain airports in the path of Hurricane Michael. Atlanta-based Delta is waiving all baggage fees including overweight and oversize fees and pet-in-cabin fees for flights to and from Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Mobile, Al. through Oct. 12.
Delta Air Lines says it is capping air fares for travel to and from certain cities in Florida and Alabama later this week due to Hurricane Michael. Atlanta-based Delta said it is capping fares at $299 each way Oct. 9-11 for coach class to and from Pensacola, Panama City, Destin - Fort Walton Beach and Tallahassee, Fla.; and Mobile, Ala.
After report of an online flaw with customer logins, a consumer watchdog has urged consumers to change their passwords on Experian, one of the three agencies that hold data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The company says it’s not needed. But either way, news of the problem was another reminder of consumer dependence on companies to protect their personal information.
A massive Teamsters labor contract deal for more than 200,000 UPS workers failed to get a majority vote in favor -- but the union said the deal has still been ratified because of a provision in its governing principles.
Road closures are about to begin at the busy Delta Air Lines curbside at Hartsfield-Jackson International, as the airport starts construction of a massive canopy at Terminal South. Starting Saturday morning, parts of the upper roadway at Terminal South will be closed, and the entire upper roadway will be closed most nights, according to Hartsfield-Jackson.
The city of Atlanta will play host to Payments 20, a conference of the elite electronic transactions companies and regulators from the U.S., England and Canada in what’s been dubbed by organizers as the “Davos of payments.” The P20 conference, as it’s known for short, is in its second year, and comes to Atlanta after its inaugural conference last year in London.
A Texas CEO held a fundraiser for Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign for mayor last year, just months after the stadium authority she once supervised awarded his construction company a pair of contracts, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News has found.
Kadarius Reid was returning to his Jonesboro home after work in July when the 2014 Kia Sorento he was driving began to shake. Reid pulled to the side of I-20. Within moments there was smoke, a loud “kaboom” and the car was engulfed in flames. “He was in shock,” Reid’s wife, Danielle, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
JCPenney will hire 550 more workers in metro Atlanta for the coming holiday season, the company said on Thursday. The Plano, Texas-based company said it will add 900 seasonal positions across Georgia, part of announced plans to add 39,000 employees nationally. The 116-year-old company, like many retailers has struggled to adapt in a time of dramatic transition in technology and customer behavior....
Delta Air Lines disclosed Tuesday that Hurricane Florence took a roughly $30 million hit on its finances. The Atlanta-based airline said the September storm negatively affected its pre-tax income and drove its unit revenues down half a percentage point, according to an investor update filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company still expects to report earnings of $1.
With unemployment low, a jobs fair for veterans on Thursday may offer a different kind of opportunity than when the economy is struggling, organizers said. More than 100 companies will participate in the event, to be held at Mercedes Benz Stadium, many of them with multiple job openings, said Robert Walker, event director for RecruitMilitary.
Delta Air Lines is partnering with pet travel pod startup CarePod as the carrier changes its prices and policy for transporting pets. Atlanta-based Delta said it has struck a long-term partnership with Singapore-based CarePod, which also offers safety monitoring, tracking and logistics software for pet transport.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber on Monday came out in favor of the $5 billion Gulch deal as outside pressure from the business community builds on the City Council to support an up to $1.75 billion public financing package. The chamber joins other prominent backers of the proposal, including downtown business coalition Central Atlanta Progress and Gov.
An effort by members of Atlanta City Council to get an audit of the $5 billion Gulch development proposal failed Monday to win the eight council votes needed to pass. The failure to approve the outside review could keep the project on track for a council vote at its next meeting Oct. 15.
The government agency that owns Zoo Atlanta and the newly christened State Farm Arena hired the highest bidder to oversee high-profile construction projects at both facilities. Now, a City Council member and Fulton County commissioner are raising questions about the process.
On the first day of biology lab at Spelman College, Shannon Worthy, then a freshman pre-med major, had an epiphany. She should have been dissecting the cat stretched out on her lab table, but when she saw it, she slumped against the wall and passed out. Worthy promptly changed her major to English.
Not many people can name the plant that their electricity comes from. But in Jefferson, at a gathering sponsored by Jackson EMC, plenty of customers were familiar with the trials and tribulations of expanding Plant Vogtle.
The only thing worse than having no money is having all the money in the world and no idea what to do with it. This point is especially true in retirement. No matter how much money we socked away during our working lives, if we have nothing to do — no hobbies, no social engagements, no travel — it’s likely we won’t be happy retirees.
Amid growing frustration that their deal to transform downtown’s Gulch is caught up in the crosscurrents of Atlanta City Hall politics, CIM Group and its partners stepped up their push this week to convince City Council and the public to support their planned $5 billion development.
Pilots at College Park-based ExpressJet Airlines have voted to approve a new labor contract. ExpressJet operates flights for United Express and was long a Delta Connection carrier, but this year marks the end of its contract with Delta. The new collective bargaining agreement applies only to United Express pilots and increases pilot pay, according to the union.
While worry builds about the impact of a trade battle with China, the metro Atlanta economy has kept growing by leaning on sectors that are fueled mostly by local demand. That continued growth clipped the region’s unemployment rate to 3.6 percent in August, its lowest level since mid-2001, according to a report Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor.
A senior state official said Wednesday that Norfolk Southern is scouting Atlanta for a new headquarters, a project he said could create or relocate about 1,000 jobs to the city if the railroad giant decides to leave Virginia.
Georgia’s troubled expansion of Plant Vogtle got a last-minute extension Wednesday, with the project’s warring co-owners striking a deal to keep alive the nation’s only commercial nuclear plant still under construction.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will play host to a public meeting on the Gulch project today at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting will outline the up to $5 billion proposal for a mix of office buildings, apartments, retail space and hotels between the Five Points MARTA station and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The proposal calls for up to $1.
Delta Air Lines said its operations were returning to normal Tuesday evening after a nationwide ground stop caused by a technology problem. Atlanta-based Delta said after 9 p.m. that it had restored all of its information technology systems after a problem affected some of them. The problem had started earlier in the evening.
UPDATED: A battle burst into the public Tuesday between the biggest partners in Georgia’s controversial Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion, as pressure grew to save the nation’s only commercial nuclear project still under construction. The dominant issue: growing certainty that potentially billions more in cost overruns are possible.
Metro Atlanta home prices are up 5.8 percent from a year ago, slightly less than the national pace, according to a high-profile national report issued Tuesday. That climb – which put Atlanta in the middle of the pack for large metro areas – is solid but less intense than in preceding months, according to the S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Index, which tracks resales of homes.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s new general manager will be paid a salary of $280,000 a year. John Selden, who is scheduled to take the job at the helm of the world’s busiest airport Oct. 1 pending city council confirmation, will also be issued a city of Atlanta vehicle as “an added benefit.
Delta Air Lines is debuting a website focused on issues it is pushing with policymakers. While companies’ lobbying efforts are sometimes done behind the scenes, the new site prominently shows some of Atlanta-based Delta’s biggest priorities in its efforts to influence government policy. The website at DeltaTakingAction.
Atlanta-based Inspire Brands is buying Sonic in a $2.3 billion deal that will dramatically boost its size and reach, the companies announced Tuesday morning. Sonic, which operates a chain of 3,500 restaurants with hundreds of franchisees, has about $4.4 billion in revenues – more than half the 7.6 billion in sales racked up by Inspire.
Dreams of a U.S. nuclear energy renaissance have faded around the country, but a lone project slated to be paid for by Georgia consumers and businesses continues to survive, despite a troubled history and massive cost overruns. On Monday, the nuclear power expansion of Plant Vogtle cleared another hurdle. Sort of.
An organization that represent city utilities in Georgia voted Monday to keep the nuclear power expansion of Plant Vogtle alive, despite continued cost overruns and delays. But Vogtle’s future isn’t yet settled, even with the unanimous vote for approval by the board of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia.
Air France plans to begin flying the super jumbo Airbus A380 jet from Atlanta to Paris starting next spring. As of March 31, 2019, Air France will operate one of its two daily flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on its 516-passenger A380.
For some time, it seemed like the plight of egg-laying hens-confined to cages so small they can't even spread their wings-was ending. Restaurants, retailers, hotels and manufacturers, as well as food service and hospitality groups, suddenly recognized that consumer revulsion might cost them real money. So they rushed to announce self-imposed deadlines to go cage-free.
The future is again in question for a multi-billion expansion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia. But consumers are likely to pay for the nuclear power project even if it’s never completed. By the end of day Monday, energy organizations from around the state are supposed to vote on whether the expansion should be kept alive despite repeated delays and steep cost overruns.
A supply-demand mismatch has continued to chill housing sales in metro Atlanta, according to a report from Re/Max of Georgia. The number of home sales last month was down 7.1 percent from the level of a year ago, with the worst plunge coming in Clayton, where sales fell 17 percent. That compares with a national decline of 1.
The Georgia Ports Authority’s need to expand capacity at its Savannah terminal could require a replacement for the city’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge.
Parents, this is your public service announcement. Target, Walmart and Amazon have released their hot toy lists for the 2018 holiday season, and they include many of the toys expected to top kids' wish lists and sell out quickly. BlackFriday.
Atlanta City Council hit the pause button this week on Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ push for up to $1.75 billion in public financing to redevelop the Gulch. The move shook many City Hall observers. The council seldom asserted itself in the prior eight years under former Mayor Kasim Reed, and for some, the legislative branch’s new-found backbone is a welcomed change.
More dominoes have fallen in the ongoing investigations into financial dealings of Marietta-based MiMedx. The biopharma company announced late Thursday that Parker “Pete” Petit, who had resigned as CEO and chairman in July, has now resigned from the board of directors as well, effective immediately.
Parker “Pete” Petit, who stepped down earlier this year as CEO and chairman of Marietta-based biopharma company MiMedx, now has resigned from its board of directors. In a filing to federal regulators late Thursday, the company said that he had submitted his resignation that day, effective immediately.
Georgia’s economy added 12,000 jobs last month as the state unemployment rate ticked down below the national average for the first time in more than a decade, according to a report Thursday from the state Department of Labor. The jobless rate dipped from 3.9 percent in July to 3.8 percent in August — a sign that, even if the U.S.
Gap Inc. will hire more than 400 seasonal workers to service its stores in the metro Atlanta area during the holiday season. The retailer expects to fill positions in its stores, call centers and distribution centers. The company will hold holiday hiring events at all Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic and Old Navy stores on Oct. 6, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Twenty members of the Georgia Legislative Assembly have called on the co-owners of the Vogtle nuclear expansion to cap the costs of the project, prior to deciding on the fate of the project early next week.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s Plane Train people-mover track is still undergoing repairs after part of the rail was damaged Sunday. Plane Train contractor Bombardier Transportation is “making progress” with repairs going on at night, according to Hartsfield-Jackson spokeswoman Elise Durham.
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, as the saying goes. Yet the owners of these businesses often don’t consider themselves potential targets of cybercrime. Increasingly, however, they are. According to Symantec, a cybersecurity software and services provider, 43 percent of the cybercrimes against companies were aimed small businesses in 2015.
Delta Air Lines is increasing the fee to check bags, matching moves by some other carriers. Atlanta-based Delta now charges $30 for a first checked bag and $40 for a second checked bag. That’s up $5 from the previous fees of $25 for a first checked bag and $35 for a second checked bag. United Airlines and JetBlue Airways have put in similar baggage fee increases.
Georgia-based corporations have joined the efforts to bring financial, humanitarian and logistical aid to communities in neighboring states affected by Hurricane Florence. The hurricane made landfall in North Carolina last Friday. It has caused widespread flooding in that state, as well as South Carolina, while its remnants spawned tornadoes in Virginia.
Cousins Properties, one of Atlanta’s biggest developers and office landlords, announced Tuesday that Colin Connolly will succeed Larry Gellerstedt as the company’s CEO. Connolly, who joined Cousins in 2011, climbed up the ranks to become Cousins’ president, a title he will retain. The transition will take place in January with Gellerstedt taking the role of executive chairman.
Online banking services were restored to thousands of SunTrust customers Tuesday following a two- day outage. “We have restored digital capabilities, although some have intermittent access,” said Sue Mallino, a spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based bank. “We continue to monitor performance.
The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it saw an 8 percent increase in container traffic compared to the same month a year earlier, as the Savannah terminal continues to see growth despite concerns about global trade disputes.
A majority of the Atlanta City Council have signed on as co-sponsors of legislation seeking an independent review of a proposed plan to grant up to $1.75 billion in public financing to redevelop downtown’s Gulch.
Lacking the votes to win City Council approval, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms halted her push Monday for a vote on her proposal to provide up to $1.75 billion in public financing to help redevelop downtown’s Gulch. It was a setback for Bottoms in her first year in office. Now, it’s unclear how soon council might take up the matter.
Coca-Cola is reportedly talking with Aurora Cannabis about the idea of developing beverages infused with an ingredient found in marijuana. As reported by BNN Bloomberg Television, the negotiations revolve around infusing drinks with CBD, a chemical that can be used to treat pain, but is not the source of the “high” that pot users get from smoking or eating marijuana.
After canceling about 275 flights due to Hurricane Florence, Delta Air Lines says it has resumed its regular flight schedule at some airports in the Carolinas in the wake of Hurricane Florence. But flights to some other airports were still canceled Monday. Atlanta-based Delta said it had restarted flights in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Fayetteville, N.C.
Sandy Springs-based UPS said it is hiring about 100,000 temporary workers for the holiday shipping season. The jobs are to help handle the huge volume of packages shipped starting in November through January 2019. The full time and part-time seasonal jobs are for package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, and can be an entry point for a full-time job at the shipping giant.
A looming vote to consider up to $1.75 billion in public financing for downtown Atlanta’s Gulch has generated drama behind the scenes before today’s City Council meeting.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has canceled nearly 200 flights due to Hurricane Florence and is operating a reduced flight schedule. Airports in Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern and Wilmington, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. have been closed and could reopen this weekend depending on the status of facilities and infrastructure, according to Delta.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms faces her biggest political test since she took office, with a City Council vote looming Monday on her proposal to provide up to $1.75 billion in public financing to help redevelop downtown’s Gulch. At stake is a landmark development pitched as a possible home for Amazon’s second headquarters that could alter the city’s skyline.
Delta Air Lines’ first Airbus A220 has been painted in Delta colors at a paint shop in Mirabel, Quebec. Atlanta-based Delta will be the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the A220. The plane now moves into final assembly in Mirabel, and will take its first test flight this fall before beginning service in early 2019.
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Rising construction costs related to the expansion of nuclear Plant Vogtle have led to frayed relations between two key players who filed competing federal lawsuits this week that further threaten the future of the $27 billion project.
Atlanta-based Airbus Aerial is gathering aerial imagery for insurance companies and utilities preparing to respond to Hurricane Florence. Airbus Aerial, which has its headquarters at Ponce City Market, has most of its 30 Atlanta employees working on Hurricane Florence coordination and activities, said company president Jesse Kallman.