Features by Jim Burress
Posted In: Banks, bank regulations, Georgia
The so-called 'mark-to-market' rule, put in place for transparency, made some banks' finances appear more troubled than they really were.
Posted In: meteor, mining, space
Asteroids like the one that flew by Earth on Friday could hold a treasure trove of precious metals.
Posted In: student loan, student debt, grants
Many colleges now offer student loans and grants on debit cards, without disclosing their agreements with banks. That's caught the federal government's attention.
Posted In: Atlanta, Unemployment, Economy, housing crisis
Atlanta's unemployment rate still tops the national percentage, but city residents hope the worst is finally behind them.
Posted In: apple
Apple is reportedly looking to put the smarts of an iPhone on your wrist.
Posted In: Airlines, weather
The nation’s airlines are slashing flights by the minute in anticipation of Northeast’s winter weather. United, which has a hub at Newark Liberty International, led the cancellation race; Delta was second.
Posted In: Amazon, currency, Tech, bitcoin
This week, the retailing giant said it will soon offer its own currency, called the Amazon Coin.
Posted In: mail, post office, U.S. Postal Service
The United States Postal Service plans to announce it is suspending regular Saturday letter delivery in an effort to save money.
Posted In: Dell, Microsoft
Founder Michael Dell, equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft are taking the Texas-based company off the market in an effort to make the company more agile, and hopefully, more profitable.
Posted In: S&P, credit rating, financial crisis
In a lawsuit filed late Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice claims the credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s knew some $4 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities were risky.