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Features by Jim Burress

Economic indicators that make you go 'hmmmmm'

Pending housing starts are disappointing and industrial production is up. Business spending was less than expected last week.
Posted In: Pending home sales, government shutdown 2013

In Atlanta, some say new toll lanes benefit wealthier drivers

As cities move from carpool lanes to toll lanes to ease highway congestion, one Atlanta group points to the uneven benefits of the plan.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, income divide, HOV, toll, carpool, Atlanta, congestion, Traffic

Building a bigger AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO votes on whether to broaden membership to include non-union workers and even other organizations.
Posted In: AFL-CIO, Labor Unions, non-union workers

States beat the SEC to the new frontier of crowdfunding

How Georgia is on the forefront of pushing equity crowdfunding. It's like Kickstarter, except that regular folk can invest in -- not just donate to -- a small, private company.
Posted In: crowdfunding, Small Business

Luring developers to rebuild on polluted land

Sometimes the government has to kick in to convince developers to reclaim "brownfield" sites. The EPA says it's developed a good partnership in Atlanta.
Posted In: Atlanta, development, Housing

Getting college students across the finish line

Over the last decade, Georgia State University has created a winning formula to boost graduation rates.
Posted In: college

Want a side of security with that waffle?

A Waffle House restaurant in a rough Atlanta neighborhood adds a surcharge for a security guard.
Posted In: Atlanta, Waffle House, Crime, restaurants

Want to be a flight attendant? Get in line.

These days, you have a better chance of getting into Harvard than you do of becoming a flight attendant.
Posted In: flight attendant, Delta, airline industry

Navigating the financial aid maze

More parents are turning to college financial planners for advice on how to pay for college.
Posted In: college, financial advice, financial advisor, financial aid

New veterans might have tough time finding work

Thousands scheduled to return from Afghanistan face job competition from earlier veterans.
Posted In: veterans, Jobs

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