Features by Jim Burress
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, NYSE
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: Georgia, state budgets
As Georgia confronts budget cuts, residents fights to keep the state archives funded.
Posted In: Georgia, port
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: homeownership, Atlanta, buying a home, renting, real estate
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: Atlanta, Taxes
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: theft, hair
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: airport, Atlanta
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: NCAA, March Madness, college sports, basketball
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: home, Housing, house prices, Atlanta
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: Valentine's Day, Waffle House, restaurants
Waffle House and other decidedly downscale eateries are wooing customers with Valentine's Day dinner.