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Atlanta works to recover from housing bust

Feb 14, 2013
Atlanta's unemployment rate still tops the national percentage, but city residents hope the worst is finally behind them.
Posted In: Atlanta, Unemployment, Economy, housing crisis

Short on tax revenue, Atlanta counties sue HSBC

Jan 28, 2013
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: HSBC, foreclosure, Atlanta, financial crisis

MLK's old neighborhood seeks economic comeback

Jan 21, 2013
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.
Posted In: Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta, African American

No political litmus test for Atlanta's airport

Sep 3, 2012
Republicans are flying home from Tampa. Democrats are flying to Charlotte. Both locations send a lot of connecting flights through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. So what's the mood like there?
Posted In: Atlanta, Republicans, Democrats

Paradigm change: Young people and home ownership

Aug 10, 2012
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

Jul 30, 2012
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

Atlanta's new air terminal ready for takeoff

May 16, 2012
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

Turning the neighborhood around

Mar 21, 2012
Jennifer Kuzara is doing her part to spur a recovery, both in her Atlanta suburb and the wider housing market.
Posted In: home improvement, Atlanta, New York Times, refinance

How can Atlanta spur economic growth?

Mar 5, 2012
Kai Ryssdal tours the new international terminal at Atlanta's airport and talks with Mayor Kasim Reed about how the $1.4 billion project can help the city bounce back to its boomtown days.
Posted In: Georgia, Atlanta

Emory students look to the uncertain future

Mar 5, 2012
Soon-to-be graduates from Emory University in Atlanta discuss the four years they spent studying alongside a lousy economy, what they've learned since the financial crisis, and plans after graduation.
Posted In: Atlanta, Georgia, Education, youth

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