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Thieves bypass the cash register to steal hair weaves

Jun 12, 2012
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.

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.

March Madness nets big benefits for Cinderella schools

Mar 22, 2012
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.

The $10,000 home

Feb 24, 2012
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?

Waffle House gets in the mood for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2012
Waffle House and other decidedly downscale eateries are wooing customers with Valentine's Day dinner.

Homes for less than $10,000

Dec 21, 2011
The housing bust has driven down home prices. In some neighborhoods in Atlanta, they're even cheaper than a used car.

Shareholders could decide Home Depot's political spending

Jun 2, 2011
The Supreme Court ruled last year that the government can't stop companies from supporting political causes. But what about shareholders?

States eye levies on services to close shortfalls

Apr 11, 2011
But in Georgia, lobbying leads to exemptions for most services targeted for a tax.

Can Southwest learn anything from AirTran?

Mar 25, 2011
Southwest Airlines is expected to acquire AirTran within the next few months, but their corporate cultures might clash.