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Fired Atlanta CEO files suit, levels claims against Interface chairman
 An ousted chief executive has filed suit against his former employer, Atlanta-based flooring giant Interface, claiming he was terminated in a way that wrongly prevented him from receiving millions of dollars in severance benefits. Former CEO Jay Gould’s suit also contends Interface defamed him and retaliated against him “for his...

Posted: 11 hours ago

An ousted chief executive has filed suit against his former employer, Atlanta-based flooring giant Interface, claiming he was terminated in a way that wrongly prevented him from receiving millions of dollars in severance benefits. Former CEO Jay Gould’s suit also contends Interface defamed him and retaliated against him “for his...
Atlanta’s Chinese community has especially deep worry about coronavirus
 Organizers have temporarily shut down some weekend Chinese language classes and moved them online for hundreds of children in metro Atlanta. At several local Asian restaurants and groceries, customers have noticed fewer patrons than normal. And Chinese American coordinators have canceled or indefinitely postponed some community events. Worries...

Posted: 7 days ago

Organizers have temporarily shut down some weekend Chinese language classes and moved them online for hundreds of children in metro Atlanta. At several local Asian restaurants and groceries, customers have noticed fewer patrons than normal. And Chinese American coordinators have canceled or indefinitely postponed some community events. Worries...
Coke is reopening some China plants closed in wake of coronavirus
 Many of Coca-Cola’s 45 plants in China have remained closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but the company said some are reopening with the backing of China’s government. “The Chinese government wants to make sure the flow of food and beverages for its population doesn’t stop,” Coca-Cola Company...

Posted: 18 days ago

Many of Coca-Cola’s 45 plants in China have remained closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but the company said some are reopening with the backing of China’s government. “The Chinese government wants to make sure the flow of food and beverages for its population doesn’t stop,” Coca-Cola Company...
Georgia port business grew, even as exports to China fell
 Business at Georgia ports grew last year, even as shipments from their biggest trade partner fell. As U.S. trade battles with China raged, the number of container loads shipped from Georgia to that country dropped 14% in the first nine months of last year. Meanwhile, imports from China dipped 1%, according to the Georgia Ports Authority....

Posted: 19 days ago

Business at Georgia ports grew last year, even as shipments from their biggest trade partner fell. As U.S. trade battles with China raged, the number of container loads shipped from Georgia to that country dropped 14% in the first nine months of last year. Meanwhile, imports from China dipped 1%, according to the Georgia Ports Authority....
Georgia quack: How a duck turned Aflac into a household name
 If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, Aflac chief executive Dan Amos won’t eat it. But he will wear it. In fact, the only ties he will bear have waterfowl images. He’s up to 63 versions of duck neckwear. “Look, the ducks made us famous,” the 68-year-old said, “so I love them.” Twenty years ago...

Posted: 21 days ago

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, Aflac chief executive Dan Amos won’t eat it. But he will wear it. In fact, the only ties he will bear have waterfowl images. He’s up to 63 versions of duck neckwear. “Look, the ducks made us famous,” the 68-year-old said, “so I love them.” Twenty years ago...
Atlanta-based flooring giant Interface fires CEO after investigation
 Atlanta-based flooring giant Interface said it fired its chief executive officer after “an investigation concluded that he engaged in personal behavior that violated Company policy and core values.” The publicly traded company did not disclose the specifics behind the allegations against the now-former executive, Jay Gould. He...

Posted: 27 days ago

Atlanta-based flooring giant Interface said it fired its chief executive officer after “an investigation concluded that he engaged in personal behavior that violated Company policy and core values.” The publicly traded company did not disclose the specifics behind the allegations against the now-former executive, Jay Gould. He...
How Dunwoody-based Krystal burger chain ended up in bankruptcy court
 Dunwoody-based Krystal, one of the nation’s oldest fast-food chains, had big plans to grow its business of tiny square burgers. It didn’t work out: The chain filed for federal bankruptcy court protection in Atlanta over the weekend, with a hearing slated for Wednesday. As it attempts to right its financial troubles, Krystal said...

Posted: 27 days ago

Dunwoody-based Krystal, one of the nation’s oldest fast-food chains, had big plans to grow its business of tiny square burgers. It didn’t work out: The chain filed for federal bankruptcy court protection in Atlanta over the weekend, with a hearing slated for Wednesday. As it attempts to right its financial troubles, Krystal said...
Coke trade secrets case highlights U.S.-China tension, trade challenge
 After nearly five years with Coca-Cola, engineer Xiaorong “Shannon” You was getting downsized. Prosecutors allege that two days before her final shift in Atlanta, You gave herself a lucrative parting gift. You uploaded to her Google Drive account confidential documents detailing trade secrets from six Coke vendors worth more than...

11:00 AM Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

After nearly five years with Coca-Cola, engineer Xiaorong “Shannon” You was getting downsized. Prosecutors allege that two days before her final shift in Atlanta, You gave herself a lucrative parting gift. You uploaded to her Google Drive account confidential documents detailing trade secrets from six Coke vendors worth more than...
135-year-old Georgia furniture retailer Havertys braces for change
 Shopping in a store for a white leather sofa isn’t really in Alanna Merkerson’s comfort zone. “I’m more comfortable getting in my bed and shopping on the internet,” she said as she toured a sprawling Havertys in Duluth with her two young kids in tow and her generous in-laws leading the way. “But things...

12:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019

Shopping in a store for a white leather sofa isn’t really in Alanna Merkerson’s comfort zone. “I’m more comfortable getting in my bed and shopping on the internet,” she said as she toured a sprawling Havertys in Duluth with her two young kids in tow and her generous in-laws leading the way. “But things...
Georgia regulators OK hike to natural gas bills starting in January
 First, elected state regulators approved a rate increase that will hit Georgia Power customers next month. Now, they’ve also OK’d a January hike in bills for 1.6 million Georgians who rely on natural gas. The Georgia Public Service Commission on Thursday approved an increase for pipeline company Atlanta Gas Light, whose charges...

8:55 PM Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

First, elected state regulators approved a rate increase that will hit Georgia Power customers next month. Now, they’ve also OK’d a January hike in bills for 1.6 million Georgians who rely on natural gas. The Georgia Public Service Commission on Thursday approved an increase for pipeline company Atlanta Gas Light, whose charges...
Atlanta malls shop for a Plan B as times get tougher
 On a recent Friday evening, during the high days of holiday shopping, only two people walked down a forlorn wing of North DeKalb Mall past mostly vacant store fronts. One was a cleaning lady wheeling her cart. The other was a reporter trying not to spook her. Less than four miles away that same evening, at Northlake Mall in Tucker, shoppers...

5:40 PM Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019

On a recent Friday evening, during the high days of holiday shopping, only two people walked down a forlorn wing of North DeKalb Mall past mostly vacant store fronts. One was a cleaning lady wheeling her cart. The other was a reporter trying not to spook her. Less than four miles away that same evening, at Northlake Mall in Tucker, shoppers...
Georgia Power electric bills to increase in January and keep rising
 Georgia Power customers will see their monthly electric bills rise, with some of the increase kicking in next month and growing over three years, state regulators ruled Tuesday, sparking criticism from consumer groups. Residential customers could see their bills rise annually more than $175 on average once the rate and fee increases are fully...

6:20 PM Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Georgia Power customers will see their monthly electric bills rise, with some of the increase kicking in next month and growing over three years, state regulators ruled Tuesday, sparking criticism from consumer groups. Residential customers could see their bills rise annually more than $175 on average once the rate and fee increases are fully...
Georgia regulators to rule on Georgia Power’s proposed rate increase
 After months of protests and hearings over Georgia Power’s request to raise power rates and fees, elected state regulators are set to vote Tuesday on the more than $2-billion proposal. The decision could affect the monthly electric bills of people throughout much of the state, potentially adding about $200 a year for the average residential...

10:01 PM Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

After months of protests and hearings over Georgia Power’s request to raise power rates and fees, elected state regulators are set to vote Tuesday on the more than $2-billion proposal. The decision could affect the monthly electric bills of people throughout much of the state, potentially adding about $200 a year for the average residential...
Atlanta malls offer quiet holiday shopping hour for kids who need it
 Maria Vescio didn’t run away last year when her parents took her Christmas shopping at the mall. Her dad is grateful for that. It was during a special “quiet shopping hour” tried out by Town Center at Cobb. The program’s purpose was to do the virtually unthinkable: amid the busiest shopping season of the year, make...

8:37 PM Friday, Dec. 06, 2019

Maria Vescio didn’t run away last year when her parents took her Christmas shopping at the mall. Her dad is grateful for that. It was during a special “quiet shopping hour” tried out by Town Center at Cobb. The program’s purpose was to do the virtually unthinkable: amid the busiest shopping season of the year, make...
Rising land prices pressure Habitat homes
 As the hunt for affordable housing in Atlanta gets tougher, Habitat for Humanity International’s Atlanta affiliate is feeling the crunch and planning to build in bulk. Slots to attend its latest information sessions for prospective homeowners filled up within three minutes of being posted. Nearly 90 families attended the November meeting...

5:00 AM Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

As the hunt for affordable housing in Atlanta gets tougher, Habitat for Humanity International’s Atlanta affiliate is feeling the crunch and planning to build in bulk. Slots to attend its latest information sessions for prospective homeowners filled up within three minutes of being posted. Nearly 90 families attended the November meeting...
Watchdog group in first tussle over power rates
 Two Georgia nonprofits say they have teamed up to hold elected state regulators accountable for oversight of Georgia Power and the rates it charges consumers. But their press conference to announce the partnership was bumped by the commission they intend to watchdog. A short time before the press conference, the Georgia Public Service Commission&rsquo...

10:18 PM Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

Two Georgia nonprofits say they have teamed up to hold elected state regulators accountable for oversight of Georgia Power and the rates it charges consumers. But their press conference to announce the partnership was bumped by the commission they intend to watchdog. A short time before the press conference, the Georgia Public Service Commission&rsquo...
State staff: Georgia Power nuclear timeline ‘significantly challenged’
 Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle is falling further behind schedule, according to a filing Friday by Georgia Public Service Commission staff and consultants.   Unless performance improves considerably, the latest deadlines for commercial operation of two new reactors by November 2021 and November 2022 are &ldquo...

1:55 AM Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019

Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle is falling further behind schedule, according to a filing Friday by Georgia Public Service Commission staff and consultants.   Unless performance improves considerably, the latest deadlines for commercial operation of two new reactors by November 2021 and November 2022 are &ldquo...
NRC: Second nuclear exec wrongly ousted worker after safety concerns
 The former top executive over Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle construction engaged in “deliberate misconduct” when he ousted a contract employee in part for raising safety concerns, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mark Rauckhorst, executive vice president for the Vogtle project, retired from Georgia Power sister...

5:02 PM Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

The former top executive over Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle construction engaged in “deliberate misconduct” when he ousted a contract employee in part for raising safety concerns, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mark Rauckhorst, executive vice president for the Vogtle project, retired from Georgia Power sister...
Metro Atlanta mom’s small business fights trademark battle with Target
 Target’s multibillion-dollar hopes for a new food brand have run into a metro Atlanta mom of twin toddlers and her own somewhat similarly named grocery and meals business. The mom is suing. Six years ago, Emily Golub launched her entrepreneurial dream: Garnish & Gather, to deliver meal kits and organic groceries mostly sourced from...

9:30 PM Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Target’s multibillion-dollar hopes for a new food brand have run into a metro Atlanta mom of twin toddlers and her own somewhat similarly named grocery and meals business. The mom is suing. Six years ago, Emily Golub launched her entrepreneurial dream: Garnish & Gather, to deliver meal kits and organic groceries mostly sourced from...
Chick-fil-A, criticized for its charitable giving, narrows donations
 Chick-fil-A, which for years has faced questions about its giving to groups viewed as hostile to LGBTQ rights, said it is narrowing the scope of its foundation’s charitable donations to target education, homelessness and hunger. It’s unclear whether the Atlanta-based restaurant chain is ruling out future donations to organizations...

12:58 AM Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Chick-fil-A, which for years has faced questions about its giving to groups viewed as hostile to LGBTQ rights, said it is narrowing the scope of its foundation’s charitable donations to target education, homelessness and hunger. It’s unclear whether the Atlanta-based restaurant chain is ruling out future donations to organizations...
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