Features by Jim Burress
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.
Posted In: Twitter, ads, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials
A dark moment in football history is turning out to be a bright spot for social media.
Posted In: Housing, real estate
Resurgent home sales are a boon for those who like to tour open houses for fun.
Posted In: Pentagon, furlough, defense
As furloughs loom, worries abound in Warner Robins, Ga.
Posted In: HSBC, foreclosure, Atlanta, financial crisis
The housing crash not only touched off a wave of foreclosures, it torpedoed property values and the taxes cities and counties collect off them. But some localities are fighting back in an effort to reverse their budget shortfalls.
Posted In: Sports, Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Super Bowl, trademark
The 49er QB looks to trademark the name of his signature move, but is it worth it?
Posted In: fast food, McDonald's, Arby's
Cheap food draws customers, but also cuts into profits.
Posted In: donations, food banks, venison, deer, meat, hunting
Tough economy has more hunters keeping more of their take for themselves.
Posted In: Airlines, Delta, airline prices
Airlines to turn profit offering fewer -- but fuller -- flights.
Posted In: Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta, African American
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood, Sweet Auburn, was once one of the more prosperous African-American neighborhoods, but it has since fallen on hard times. Now it is trying to make a comeback.