Thu., February 28, 2013 8:35am
The Federal Reserve chairman is warning federal sequestration will damage the nation’s fragile economy. Emory University economist Tom Smith helps us sort through the impact on Georgia’s sluggish recovery.
Mon., September 24, 2012 12:28pm
Officials expect filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy will provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta. Filming of "Catching Fire" is taking place over the next few months at a man-made water park known as "The Beach" at International Park in the Jonesboro area.
Wed., September 12, 2012 6:29am
Business leaders, academics, non-profits, community groups and others are meeting in northeast Georgia this week for the Third Annual GeorgiaForward forum. The goal of the two-day event, which starts Wednesday, is to collaborate on improving the state's future.
Wed., June 20, 2012 5:30pm
The use of coupons is increasing in popularity. Since 2008 the price of groceries has gone up 10-percent. Some groups are getting together to save and swap coupons.
Mon., June 18, 2012 6:56am
Peach growers are planting more pecan trees. Pecan harvest requires fewer workers. Pecan prices and popularity continue to increase.
Thu., May 17, 2012 3:06pm
A new analysis by credit counseling group CredAbility found Georgians are still struggling with high unemployment and low home values, and only people in Nevada feel more stretched financially than we do.
Thu., April 26, 2012 12:34pm
State labor officials say the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta dropped to 8.7 percent in March. The new jobless rate was announced early Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor. Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate is down from a year ago, when it was 9.6 percent
Tue., April 3, 2012 1:53pm
Kennesaw State University’s monthly index on Georgia manufacturing activity fell slightly in March after two blockbuster months of growth. Intuit Payroll’s latest index shows another month of slight increases in the state’s small business employment. And unemployment keeps inching down. Economists say it all indicates a recovery. Just a slow one.
Mon., January 16, 2012 3:00pm
Hospitals in Georgia are suffering under the weight of the sluggish economy, and the financial strain is especially heavy for smaller, rural medical centers. Nearly half of the state’s rural hospitals are operating in the red, according to the latest hospital financial survey by the state Department of Community Health.
Mon., December 19, 2011 8:14am
More Georgia students than ever before are relying on federally subsidized school meals as families struggle to make ends meet in the sluggish economy. Many are getting them for the first time.