Business Beat

High demand for high-end 'pre-loved' handbags

7:11 PM, Jan 9, 2014

Cassandra Connors founded Bella Bag, which sells "pre-loved" authentic luxury handbags.

Gas South employees pack 1,000 lunches for kids in need

11:02 AM, Jul 20, 2013

The sack lunches were later delivered directly to children who normally rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year.

800 new jobs could be coming to Atlanta

12:24 AM, Jan 22, 2013

State Farm Insurance is looking to rent 200,000 square feet of space in Dunwoody and may bring hundreds of jobs with it.

Starbucks opens first juice store

11:49 AM, Mar 19, 2012

Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of its first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday.

Comcast to start new minority-owned cable channels

2:11 PM, Feb 21, 2012

Comcast says four minority-owned networks will be launched on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

Woodstock restaurant, bank reach agreement to stay open

1:03 AM, Nov 19, 2011

UPDATE: The owners of Hot Dog Heaven and their bank have reached an agreement to save the business and keep the Woodstock restaurant open.

Thousands of homeowners may be eligible for foreclosure reviews

8:23 PM, Nov 2, 2011

Thousands of Metro Atlanta homeowners hit with foreclosures in 2009 or 2010 may soon be getting financial relief for possible missteps made by their banks.

Marcus: If you overtax the rich, jobs aren't created

9:03 AM, Sep 20, 2011

President Barack Obama has a strong advocate for his deficit proposal in his corner: billionaire Warren Buffet. But Atlanta philanthropist Bernie Marcus doesn't see eye-to-eye with Buffet.

HAPEVILLE: City council set to finalize Old Ford Plant deal

1:51 AM, Sep 14, 2011

The price of real estate may be going nowhere, but don't tell that to the City of Atlanta or Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Job issue stirs partisan debate

6:52 PM, Sep 1, 2011

The debate over jobs is nearly as split as the debate over the debt. And whatever President Obama proposes next week, it's guaranteed to face Republican opposition.

Metro Atlanta mortgage rates drop to new lows

10:52 PM, Aug 14, 2011

There has been a significant drop in mortgage interest rates this week, despite major volatility in the major financial markets.  

Airfare deals, top mortgage rates and Google+

7:00 PM, Jul 20, 2011

On the Business Beat, our focus is on an airfare sale, Metro Atlanta's best home mortgage rates and a big jump for a major Facebook competitor.

Renting Textbooks to Save Cash

4:36 PM, Jul 19, 2011

On the business beat our focus is on renting textbooks and a new competitor for Groupon and Living Social.

New Caller ID for Cell Phone & Sony With New eReader

7:05 AM, Jul 15, 2011

On the Business Beat our focus is a new caller ID for your cell phone and competition for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. Amazon's electronic reader Kindle and Barnes and Noble's NOOK in for some more competition this morning coming from Sony.

Dodge Ram Recall & Weekend Delta Deals

7:23 AM, Jul 14, 2011

On the Business Beat our focus is on a major truck recall, new products from Apple and quick weekend getaways. A major recall this morning for the 3rd best selling truck in the U.S.

Airfare Sale Ending & Special Gifts with a PC

1:29 PM, Jul 13, 2011

On the business beat our focus is on another airfare sale and special offers for students buying a PC and headed back to school. Another airfare sale this morning from discounter AirTran, but here's the kicker--it ends tonight (Wednesday, July 13) at Midnight.

Small Business Hiring Up in Atlanta; Nationally Down

7:35 AM, Jul 12, 2011

On the Business Beat our focus is on small business and the latest on Tablet PC's. Some encouraging news for Atlanta small business this morning.

Bank Execs Could Lose Pay; Best Mortgage Rates

11:02 AM, Jul 11, 2011

On the Business Beat our focus is on bank executives pay; the state of the Atlanta real estate market and the region's best home mortgage rates.
Top bank executives of failed Georgia banks could soon be in for big pay cuts.

Delta Matches Airfare Sale & Opting For A 15 Year Mortgage

8:53 AM, Jun 21, 2011

On the Business Beat our focus is on an airfare sale, and the Metro Atlanta mortgage market. Delta matching AirTran this morning in its latest airfare sale with discounted fares in competing markets.

Sears Reportedly Looking At Georgia for Headquarters

8:53 AM, Jun 21, 2011

On the Business Beat, our focus is on a new home for Skype and Georgia may soon be home to a retailing giant.