Features By Jim Burress

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NASA looks to lease old shuttle facility

NASA looks to find new uses for defunct space center.
Posted In: NASA, real estate
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NYSE's new parent is from Atlanta

It's another sign the global business world has become less centralized and more diffuse. The company poised to buy the New York Stock Exchange for more than $8 billion is based not in a world financial center, but in Atlanta.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, NYSE
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Amid budget battle, Georgia archives to stay open

As Georgia confronts budget cuts, residents fights to keep the state archives funded.
Posted In: Georgia, state budgets
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Strike at East Coast ports would affect economy

In Georgia alone, 1 in 12 jobs is linked to the ports of Savannah and Brunswick. If longshoremen and port authorities can't agree on a new contract, an economic slowdown is possible.
Posted In: Georgia, port
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Paradigm change: Young people and home ownership

Buying into the American Dream? Renting for life? For younger people, home ownership is less cut-and-dry than it was a generation ago.
Posted In: homeownership, Atlanta, buying a home, renting, real estate
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Atlanta puts new tax for transit to a vote

A proposal to add a penny to Atlanta's sales tax would mean billions raised for transit projects, winning the backing of business leaders but attracting a strange mix of opponents.
Posted In: Atlanta, Taxes
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Thieves bypass the cash register to steal hair weaves

As the price of hair extensions rises, so does theft of those goods. Bandits have started to smash into beauty salon storefronts to steal hair.
Posted In: theft, hair
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Atlanta's new air terminal ready for takeoff

The world's busiest airport gets a new $1.4 billion international terminal. But Atlanta airport officials want to avoid mass chaos on opening day.
Posted In: airport, Atlanta
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March Madness nets big benefits for Cinderella schools

The NCAA basketball tournament is a great way for smaller schools to get exposure, prestige -- and alumni donations. Just ask Murray State or Ohio University.
Posted In: NCAA, March Madness, college sports, basketball
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The $10,000 home

Neighborhoods in Atlanta have been devastated as home prices have fallen. How are residents coping with moving from high on the hog to the other side of the tracks?
Posted In: home, Housing, house prices, Atlanta

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