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Features by Jim Burress

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

Atlanta's new air terminal ready for takeoff

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: airport, Atlanta

March Madness nets big benefits for Cinderella schools

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: NCAA, March Madness, college sports, basketball

The $10,000 home

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: home, Housing, house prices, Atlanta

Waffle House gets in the mood for Valentine's Day

Waffle House and other decidedly downscale eateries are wooing customers with Valentine's Day dinner.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, Waffle House, restaurants

Homes for less than $10,000

The housing bust has driven down home prices. In some neighborhoods in Atlanta, they're even cheaper than a used car.
Posted In: Housing, Atlanta

Shareholders could decide Home Depot's political spending

The Supreme Court ruled last year that the government can't stop companies from supporting political causes. But what about shareholders?
Posted In: Retail

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