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Features by Jim Burress

Weighing the high cost of college athletics

NCAA Division I universities continue to spend big money for sports programs, according to a new study. Does the investment pay off?
Posted In: college athletics, NCAA

FDA requires lower-dose sleeping pills

So half the dose should mean half the price, right?
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, FDA, health care

Public housing looks for outside investors

HUD cannot afford to fix its public housing, so the government wants to reclassify the properties as Section 8.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing, HUD

NASA looks to lease old shuttle facility

NASA looks to find new uses for defunct space center.
Posted In: NASA, real estate

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

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

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

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

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

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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