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The mechanical time clock is itself clocking out

Nov 29, 2019
Employees all across America once punched into work with Lathem time clocks. The company is now moving with the times.
The break room at Lathem Time's headquarters features most of its current lineup, from mechanical time clocks to biometric fingerprint readers.
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The promise and reality of Google Fiber

Aug 7, 2018
The search giant made waves when it set out to disrupt the internet service sector with a rollout of super-fast fiber-optic cable. The Atlanta region thought it would benefit. It hasn't.
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For musicians, holiday gigs provide critical income

Dec 8, 2015
Atlanta's airport is bringing in local musicians to help travelers de-stress.

Paper industry wants customers back

Sep 15, 2015
Thanks to e-mail, e-vites and e-readers, paper use has dropped.

A check on equity-based crowdfunding

Aug 21, 2015
Georgia was one of the first states to allow this type of regulated crowdfunding.

Now boarding: better technology at the airport

May 27, 2015
Future technology could eliminate airport lines.

College acceptances bring a rush to buy sweatshirts

Apr 2, 2015
When acceptance letters go out, lots of cash comes in to college bookstores.

For many, rebates are worth jumping through some hoops

Feb 9, 2015
Customers often use a rebate to justify buying something they want anyway.

AirTran Folds its wings

Dec 31, 2014
After four years, Southwest Airlines officially acquires AirTran.

Thirty years later, Cabbage Patch Kids are still a favorite

Dec 24, 2014
The Cabbage Patch Kid still draws fans decades after its release.