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News and opinion on local businesses and economics.
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?
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.
Fish Recall: E. Cobb Harry's Farmers Market Illness Cases

Fish Recall: E. Cobb Harry's Farmers Market Illness Cases

Five cases of illness have been reported from Amberjack sold through March 15, 2014 in the fresh seafood case at the Harry’s Farmers Market located at 70 Powers Ferry Road.
Cobb's Jobless Rate Rises to 6.4% in January

Cobb's Jobless Rate Rises to 6.4% in January

The county's unemployment rate jumped three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.1 percent in December. The rate was 7.9 percent in January a year ago.
WellStar Health System Names New President

WellStar Health System Names New President

Candice Saunders takes over as CEO in 2016.
WellStar Health System, Mayo Clinic Announce Collaboration

WellStar Health System, Mayo Clinic Announce Collaboration

Marietta-based WellStar is the largest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in the southeast and the only member in metro Atlanta.
Georgia Job Openings: Macy's, Ranstad, TA/Petro and More

Georgia Job Openings: Macy's, Ranstad, TA/Petro and More

Diesel mechanic, Windows engineer, medical office assistant, technical support worker and more. Find employers now hiring on the Patch jobs board.
Metro Atlanta’s Jobless Rate at Lowest Point in How Long?

Metro Atlanta’s Jobless Rate at Lowest Point in How Long?

Despite drop in December, both Georgia and metro Atlanta still trail the national unemployment rate.
Cobb Food Scores: Lockheed, Taverna Fiorentina, 120 Tavern

Cobb Food Scores: Lockheed, Taverna Fiorentina, 120 Tavern

Find out which restaurants were in violation of health inspections and the restaurants that were in compliance.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
JOBS: Property Manager, Administrative Assistant Needed

JOBS: Property Manager, Administrative Assistant Needed

Here are some jobs we've found locally this week.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.
Target Kicks Part-Timers Off Healthcare Plan

Target Kicks Part-Timers Off Healthcare Plan

The country's second-largest retailer said it will give workers $500 to help find a plan under Obamacare's coverage exchanges.
Cobb Restaurant Inspections: Biscuits and More, Dough in the Box, Tin Drum, Shane's Rib Shack

Cobb Restaurant Inspections: Biscuits and More, Dough in the Box, Tin Drum, Shane's Rib Shack

Cobb food scores include visits to Pressed, Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant, Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant, Wing Factory, Johnny's Steaks & Bar-B-Q, China Sun Express, New Han's, Cafe Istanbul II
JOBS: LPN, Property Manager, Repair Tech Needed

JOBS: LPN, Property Manager, Repair Tech Needed

Here are some jobs we've found locally this week.
One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

Two-thirds of women consider themselves the family breadwinner.
Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Google grabs the top slot yet again on Fortune list.