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Home Depot

Home Depot's Profits Rise In Spite Of Data Breach

Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced exactly two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers.
Herman J. Russell

Construction Business Icon Herman J. Russell Passes Away

One of Atlanta's most prominent African American businessmen has died. Herman J. Russell passed away Saturday, at the age of 83.

Historic Macon House Demolished

After months of wrangling and attempts to save it, a historic Macon home is being demolished. The Douglass House is coming down after months of attempts at finding a way to both save it and make parking space for the doughnut shop planned for the historic church building next door.
American International Group Inc or AIG.

Hundreds Of Job Losses Loom As AIG Closes Offices

An insurance firm has announced that it will close its offices in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. WSB Radio reports that the move by American International Group Inc. will mean the loss of about 400 jobs.
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Home Depot Data Breach Costs Credit Unions

Credit unions are taking the brunt of fiscal problems caused by the data breach at the Cobb County-based Home Depot back in September.
Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Lands In Atlanta

Starting this weekend, passengers at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport will have another option for traveling to Europe. Virgin Atlantic will offer nonstop service to London’s Heathrow Airport.

"Pecan Scab" An Expensive Headache For Georgia Farmers

It’s harvest time at pecan orchards in southwest Georgia. We’re the nation’s leading pecan producing state, but farmers are dealing with a serious threat to their crops. It’s a fungus called Pecan Scab. Pecan Scab. The fungus is worse this year, due to an unseasonably wet spring.

Making Real The Promise Of The Digital Economy

Most people agree that technology has reshaped the economy. But how can you make practical use of digital tools and approaches? That is what the Middle Georgia Digital Economy Summit aims to answer.
Developer Ben Carter. Courtesy The Wilbert Group.

Developer Ben Carter Gives Interview, Doesn’t Like What We Asked

Editor’s Note: Last week, a publicist for Atlanta developer Ben Carter offered an interview and tour of Broughton Street to GPB Savannah.

Georgia's Unemployment Rate Dips To 7.9 Percent

State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent. That's down from 8.1 percent in August. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning.