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Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?
Nominations Open for the Sam Olens Business Community Service Awards

Nominations Open for the Sam Olens Business Community Service Awards

Businesses will be honored for their charitable work in the Cobb County community.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases in July

Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases in July

The percentage of Georgians who are out of work increased to 7.8 in July, a 0.4 percent increase from June.
Braves Stadium Partners Introduce Themselves to Cobb Contractors

Braves Stadium Partners Introduce Themselves to Cobb Contractors

The construction firm behind the construction of the team's new stadium in Cobb County is relying on support from local workers.
Zombies, Car Chases Generate $5.1 Billion for GA Film Industry

Zombies, Car Chases Generate $5.1 Billion for GA Film Industry

Georgia film and TV productions include “The Walking Dead,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2,” and more.
Metro Atlanta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.6 Percent in June

Metro Atlanta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.6 Percent in June

Cobb County's unemployment rates saw a similar increase.
East Cobb Restaurant Inspections: Mazzy's Earns 100

East Cobb Restaurant Inspections: Mazzy's Earns 100

We've got the latest scores from the Cobb and Douglas Public Health Department.
Get Crabs to Help Service Dog Organization

Get Crabs to Help Service Dog Organization

Some of the proceeds from the Crab Fest at The Wing Café and Tap House will go to the Paws for Life program.
New East Cobb Walmart Hiring 95 Employees

New East Cobb Walmart Hiring 95 Employees

The new Walmart Family Market is slated to open its doors this fall.
Starbucks Expects to Raise Prices Tuesday

Starbucks Expects to Raise Prices Tuesday

Certain drinks will cost customers 5 to 20 cents more.
Apartments Slated as First Development in New Braves Stadium Area

Apartments Slated as First Development in New Braves Stadium Area

More than 300 apartment units could be ready for occupation by late 2015 as the first residential project to be developed around the new Atlanta Braves ballpark.
Cobb's Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.1 Percent in April

Cobb's Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.1 Percent in April

The county's unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in April a year ago.
State Repays $1 Billion Unemployment Loan

State Repays $1 Billion Unemployment Loan

As the recession lingered, Georgia was forced to join more than 30 other states in borrowing from the federal government to pay state benefits.
Nearby: Groundbreaking Held for State Farm Office Campus

Nearby: Groundbreaking Held for State Farm Office Campus

State Farm officials broke ground Thursday for the first new building in a planned Dunwoody campus.
Cobb Chamber Names Small Business of the Year Finalists

Cobb Chamber Names Small Business of the Year Finalists

The 2014 Small Business of the Year winner will be announced from a list of 25 finalists at the June 2 First Monday Breakfast.
Brixx is Fired Up to be in East Cobb

Brixx is Fired Up to be in East Cobb

Restaurant plays host to fundraiser for Enduring Hearts during its Wednesday ribbon cutting.
Nominate Now for the 2014 Cobb Public Safety Awards

Nominate Now for the 2014 Cobb Public Safety Awards

The Public Safety recognition awards will be presented at the Cobb Chamber’s October First Monday Breakfast.
Chequers Seafood + Steak Relocating to East Cobb

Chequers Seafood + Steak Relocating to East Cobb

After 31 Years, the Perimeter restaurant offers a week-long $31 dining special before reopening in East Cobb on May 6.
What Georgia Executive Made More than $20M Last Year? Top 16 Salaries

What Georgia Executive Made More than $20M Last Year? Top 16 Salaries

Average worker made just over $41,000.
IBM Acquires Cobb Digital Marketing Firm

IBM Acquires Cobb Digital Marketing Firm

Silverpop, located at 200 Galleria Parkway, has about 2,000 customers, representing 5,000 brands. It was launched in 1999 and has more than 500 employees.