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Author: more seniors choosing illegal Golden Girls homes

6:37 PM, Mar 10, 2014

Metro Atlanta baby boomer writing a book about more senior citizens choosing to violate zoning ordinances for companionship and cost savings

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Metro's unemployment rate declines to 7.0 percent

7:01 PM, Dec 27, 2013

Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent in November, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in October.

Federal unemployment benefits end Saturday

10:23 AM, Dec 27, 2013

Some 1.3 million Americans are set to lose their unemployment benefits Saturday.

Holiday sales down for 3rd week

2:52 AM, Dec 24, 2013

After a strong start to the holiday shopping season, sales have fallen for the third consecutive week as Americans continue to hold back on spending during what is traditionally the busiest buying period of the year.

Senate to vote on Yellen for Fed chair in January

1:58 AM, Dec 20, 2013

Call it a holiday truce.

State's unemployment rate lowest in 5 years

1:26 AM, Dec 19, 2013

Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent in November, its lowest point since November 2008, when it was 7.6 percent.

Fed will reduce bond purchases by $10B in January

1:06 AM, Dec 19, 2013

The Federal Reserve says it will reduce its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January, citing a stronger U.S. job market. And it says it will take further steps to reduce the pace of the purchases next year if that improvement continues.

Shopping season: a disappointment so far

1:06 AM, Dec 19, 2013

Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap, AnnTaylor and other stores give a clue as to how the holiday season is going.

Congress reaches budget agreement

5:20 PM, Dec 18, 2013

Congress has sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation scaling back across-the-board spending cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system.

Tea Party plans lawsuit against Cobb Braves stadium deal

7:20 PM, Dec 12, 2013

Tea Party activists want a judge to slow down the deal for a new Atlanta Braves stadium backed by $300-million worth of Cobb County tax dollars.

Fewer US homes entered foreclosure path in Nov.

2:25 AM, Dec 12, 2013

The number of U.S. homes entering the path to foreclosure or winding up repossessed by lenders has fallen to levels not see in more than six years.

Survey: Fed economic stimulus will end in 2014

2:16 AM, Dec 9, 2013

A majority of business economists believe the Federal Reserve will begin to pull back on its massive economic stimulus program early next year, according to a recent survey.

Development tax deal will cost Cobb schools short-term loss

8:57 PM, Dec 5, 2013

Facing an $80-mil. deficit, Cobb County schools question tax deal for new development that supporters say will pay off big in the long run

Top 10 Farmers Markets in Metro Atlanta

We've compiled a list of the Top 10 Farmers Markets in Metro Atlanta for foodies, organic food enthusiasts and people looking for something to do.

7:59 AM, Apr 16, 2011

Making Cell Phone Call Forces AirTran Flight Back to Terminal

An AirTran Passenger continuing a cell phone call during taxi for takeoff forces plane back to gate

7:13 PM, Nov 19, 2009

Teen charged as adult in death of boyfriend during sex

Jessica Burlew, 16, is charged with strangling 43-year-old Jason Ash to death with an electrical wire during sex.

8:42 AM, Jan 23, 2014

Petition wants Stone Mt. Confederate carving removed

An Atlanta man calls the famous Confederate memorial carving on Stone Mountain "antiquated and embarrassing."

7:41 PM, Apr 30, 2013

Georgia Aquarium Welcomes Belugas, Mermaids

Thoughout the month of December, a school of mermaids will perform in the aquarium's Ocean Voyager exhibit. They're from Florida's Weeki Wachee Spring State Park.

6:19 PM, Dec 2, 2010

Atlanta woman, three others overdue on Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park sent rangers Tuesday to check trails near the Paradise visitors' center that might be used by two campers and two climbers overdue during a severe storm that is dropping 2-to-3 feet of fresh snow.

5:48 PM, Jan 17, 2012

The Bluff: Atlanta's forgotten community

An astonishing number of home vacancies -- more than half -- has turned what should have been prime real estate into crime real estate.
Welcome to the Bluff on English Avenue.

8:04 AM, Nov 3, 2011

Chef Mike LaSage

It's BBQ time!

2:37 PM, Jul 23, 2014

Woodstock police looking for missing man

Police in Woodstock are looking for a missing man they said was last seen on Sunday evening at his home.

3:04 PM, Sep 24, 2013

Shocker: Batman Dies!

If the rumor mill is correct (and by rumor mill we mean the DC Comics marketing department) Bruce Wayne will be killed in an upcoming Batman comic. And it won't be pretty.

8:25 PM, Nov 25, 2008
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