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Russian passenger deplaned in U.S. cites Crimea occupation spat as reason for air carrier's move.

A Russian citizen Andrey Yeryomin, who boarded a Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Atlanta, claims he was deplaned following a conflict with another passenger over the Russian occupation of Crimea.


Mayor Reed and key city council members are at odds over closing Eastside taxing district.

Invest Atlanta provided financing to a record number of developments at its board meeting July 21 – projects that will add a total of 493 units of affordable and workforce housing – a top priority of Mayor Kasim Reed. But a reason there was such a rush of projects was due to the possible closing of the Eastside TAD . ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

EastGroup Properties makes second Atlanta acquisition.

The Mississippi-based company entered the Atlanta market in early 2017.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Coca-Cola's revenues fall 16 percent as it continues its reinvention.

The Coca-Cola Co. reported Wednesday its second quarter revenues fell 16 percent and profits plunged 60 percent as the company continues its reinvention. The company said it achieved substantial progress against its strategic priorities, which include transforming its beverage portfolio, reducing its sugar footprint, and ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Lisa Pittman to lead Cushman & Wakefield's industrial tenant rep practice.

Pittman joined Cushman and Wakefield in 2004 as a research assistant, eventually rising to full partner and working with longtime industrial real estate broker Ray Stache.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​How much did the Tedeschi Trucks Band gross at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta?.

The husband-and-wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi were quite the hit at the Fox Theatre. The Grammy Award-winning blues band with support from Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers performed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta July 15 in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,389 fans. The show, which was promoted by Los ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Atlanta firm: Real asset strategies, private equity lead new investment commitments.

Public pension plans are favoring exposure to real assets and private equity strategies in the second quarter of 2017, according to new data from Atlanta-based eVestment. The institutional research and analytics company reported 85 new investment commitments announced by U.S. public pension plans in the second quarter of ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Delta and Alaska Air back $30M plan for faster TSA screening lines.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport leaders have approved a $30 million plan to install automated security screening lines to mimic the success seen in airports like Atlanta. The move aims to moves passengers and their belongings through the Transportation Security Administration security screening lines faster. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

$250 million Buckhead park over Ga. 400 moves forward .

The nine-acre park would create a greenspace over a half-mile section of Ga. 400.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Metro Atlanta Chamber CEO joins board of frozen potato supplier.

The president and CEO of Metro Atlanta Chamber is joining the board of directors for a frozen potato distributor based in Idaho. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. officially announced Tuesday that it had appointed Atlanta's Hala Moddelmog and DICK'S Sporting Goods Inc. Executive Vice President Andre Hawaux to expand the board of ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

UPS CEO signs pledge to 'advance diversity and inclusion'.

United Parcel Service Inc. Chairman David Abney has joined a growing list of CEOs that pledge to emphasize the importance of diversity in the workforce. One month after 175 CEOs launched the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, nearly 100 more have taken the pledge, committing themselves – and the organizations they lead ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Chick-fil-A executive joins the board at Tampa Bay's biggest community bank

Chick-fil-A Inc. executive David G. Salyers has joined the board of directors for Tampa Bay's CenterState Banks Inc. . Salyers is head of brand activation marketing for Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based, fast-food restaurant chain with more than 2,100 locations in 46 states and Washington, D.C. He has spent his entire 36-year ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Mercedes-Benz Stadium retractable roof will not be ready for Falcons home opener

The retractable roof is the showcase feature of the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta City Council seeking more details on affordable housing plan

An Atlanta City Council committee delayed action Tuesday on an ordinance setting aside surplus land as affordable housing to get more information on how many city-owned properties might be available. While the city owns 1,419 parcels that have been deemed surplus, 1,188 are under the purview of the city Public Works, Parks ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

OliverMcMillan seeking buzz on 'The Office,' ramping up site work

​OliverMcMillan is tweaking the design of its Buckhead Village office building, as it prepares to demolish the former HiFi Buys still standing in the way.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia country artist Sam Hunt sings to the tune of $580,000 in Alpharetta

Cedartown, Ga.-native Sam Hunt recently had a big night in his home state. Hunt with support from Maren Morris and Chris Janson performed to a sold-out crowd of 12,500 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta July 14. The show, which was promoted by Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Live Nation Entertainment ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Mercedes-Benz Stadium set to open in 32 days

The Falcons plan to play their first pre-season game in the new stadium Aug. 26 against the Arizona Cardinals.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia senators vote to take up Obamacare repeal

Georgia's two U.S. senators voted with their fellow Republicans Tuesday to move forward with debate over repealing Obamacare. The Senate voted 50-50 to resume efforts that have stalled since the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act in May. Vice President Mike Pence, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Viewpoint: Georgia's mountains are made for summer

Every July for the last decade or so our big family piles in a rented or borrowed van and heads to the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee. But this year with everyone busy as a bee, none of our seven children were available. Not wanting to break our long-standing tradition, Windy and I loaded up and headed to one of ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

WATCH: Authorities shut down summer camp after drowning death of 5-year-old

The Atlanta-area camp did not have a proper license, and the parents claim negligence killed their son.

- ABC News - US

Millman wins at Atlanta Open tennis

Australian John Millman has defeated American Frances Tiafoe in a tough three-set first-round match at the Atlanta Open.

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​Jennifer Aniston movie to film in Atlanta

Jennifer Aniston has spent plenty of her time in Georgia in recent years appearing in films such as "Office Christmas Party" and "Mother's Day." Now she is set to return for another project called "Dumplin'." The movie, about a girl nicknamed "Dumplin'" who enters a pageant at school to impress a boy and get revenge over ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​'Scarface' remake filming in Georgia

One of the most iconic gangster movies of all time is being remade in Georgia. Universal Pictures is rebooting "Scarface," and according to My Entertainment World, it will shoot in Georgia this fall. Actor Diego Luna, who is riding high off the success of 2016's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," will star as Tony Montana in ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​First construction feature completed for Savannah Harbor expansion

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is picking up steam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District completed the first navigation feature for the expansion, it announced July 24. It cost $6.5 million to raise a dike in a major dredge material containment area to prepare the area to receive large amounts of ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​'Captain Marvel' to shoot in California instead of Georgia

Marvel has made Atlanta its unofficial home in recent years, but the Big Peach is losing out on the studios' latest production, which was lured away by $20.8 million in California tax credits. "Captain Marvel" will be the first Marvel movie to shoot primarily in California since 2014's "Captain America: The Winter ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

More food options revealed for Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Just about a month before it opens, officials with Mercedes-Benz Stadium revealed more of its food options to the media. The new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United will feature such items as a hand-breaded free range fried chicken sandwich for $11. It's a special item that aims to help fund culinary training ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Augusta University researcher gets $1.6 million grant to study link between sugary drinks and weight gain

Georgians have a longstanding love for a certain sugary soft drink, but Augusta University researchers have found scientific links between this indulgence and rapid weight gain. Dr. Ruth B.S. Harris, physiologist at the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, was awarded $1.6 ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

New 256-unit apartment project planned near Coolray Field

Developer Pedcor Investments is seeking to rezone the 23- acre property at Laurel Crossing Parkway near Buford Drive and Interstate 85 to a multifamily residence district.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Tyler Perry could receive millions in bonds for keeping jets at Cobb airport

Atlanta media mogul Tyler Perry could receive $35.3 million in bonds for housing three of his company's jets at Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field. On July 24, the Development Authority of Cobb County voted unanimously to adopt the bond resolution, which would allow Perry to refinance his studios' Lineage ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia Ports Authority closes out record-setting year

The Georgia Ports Authority set a new record for containerized cargo during the fiscal year that ended June 30. The GPA moved 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent container units during fiscal 2017, the agency reported Monday. That represented an increase of 6.7 percent over the previous year. The Port of Savannah handled ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Study: Atlanta among top 15 worst-run cities in America

Utilizing a city's resources to their fullest potential is crucial in ensuring that a city's citizens remain happy, healthy and safe. Unfortunately, Atlanta has trouble with all three of those measures , ranking in the top 15 "worst-run" cities in the country, according to recently published research by The ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

18 Georgia songwriters tapped for second annual music series

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division tapped 18 Georgia musicians to perform at the second annual Songwriter Series. The series will take place in six cities across the state from August through November. The participating cities include Athens, Augusta, LaGrange, Rome, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Wells Fargo's closing hundreds of branches to cut costs as customers move to mobile

One of the biggest cheerleaders for bank branches is pruning its network as it seeks to cut billions in costs.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta Business Chronicle names 2017 Most Admired CEO honorees

Atlanta Business Chronicle has just named our list of Atlanta's Most Admired CEOs of 2017. They will be honored on August 24 at an awards event at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Check out the list of honorees below: Accounting Ed Heys, Managing Partner, Deloitte Richard Kopelman, CEO & Managing Partner, Aprio Milford McGuirt, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Developers pursuing deal to buy The Cheetah strip club

Cousins Properties and Selig Enterprises are among the developers that have been reportedly trying to acquire the Midtown property.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Q&A with Bob Mathews, 2017 Most Admired CEO

Atlanta Business Chronicle has just named our list of Atlanta's Most Admired CEOs of 2017. They will be honored on August 24 at an awards event at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Here's a Q&A with one of the honorees, Bob Mathews, president and CEO of Atlanta commercial real estate firm Colliers International. Q: What are the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta banking women's advocate picked to lead Wells Fargo South region

Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking announced Monday that Atlanta-based Susan Pound to lead it's sales teams throughout the South Region, which includes 12 states that stretch from Florida and Georgia to Texas. Pound, a 27-year commercial banking veteran, co-chairs Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking Women's Segment, an ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

New urban development growing on the Southside

​The New Urbanism movement has surged in Atlanta in recent years, bringing green and walkable mix-used communities to the metro area's sprawling suburbs.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

589 new homes planned in Gwinnett County

The new residential projects range from the north of the county near Lake Lanier to the southeast near Loganville.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Trump FBI Pick Represented Christie A Year Before Retainer Agreement Signed

TRENTON, N.J. — Records show that President Donald Trump's pick to run the FBI represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for nearly a year before a mandatory retainer agreement was signed. WNYC-FM reports that Christopher Wray began representing Christie in September 2014 during the George Washington Bridge ...

- TPM News - US

​Automotive Minute: Devil is in the details for 2017 Lincoln Continental

When was the last time you saw a 2017 Lincoln Continental on the streets? The resurgence of the full-size sedan hasn't been met with sales to match the resounding level of applause its revival received from the automotive press. Through May 2017, there have been three times as many Lexus ES and Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Study finds arts and culture big business in metro Atlanta

Metro Atlanta's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations generate more than half a billion dollars in economic activity, nearly 20,000 full-time equivalent jobs and $56 million in local and state taxes. Those were the findings of a study released Friday by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County, the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Logistics giant C.H. Robinson to add 200 jobs in Atlanta, consolidate at downtown's Centennial Tower

Fortune 500 firm C.H. Robinson will lease 20,000 square-foot at Centennial Tower, a 36-story office tower in downtown's gentrifying Fairlie-Poplar district. The new office will be part of the company's North American Surface Transportation business unit.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Home Depot pursuing expansion in California distribution center

Home Depot Inc. is reportedly pursuing a major expansion of a distribution center in Northern California. The Atlanta-based home-improvement retailer has proposed a 176,000-square foot addition to its existing warehouse building in Lathrop, according to the Manteca Bulletin. Lathrop sits in San Joaquin County, about 75 ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull gross $893K in Duluth

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull grossed nearly $900,000 at their recent sold-out show in Duluth. The concert, which featured support from CNCO, was held at Infinite Energy Center June 25 in front of 9,964 fans. The show, which was promoted by Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Live Nation Entertainment Inc. , had gross sales of ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

New York Times spotlights new CDC director's ties to Coca-Cola

The Center for Disease Control's new leader is facing backlash from public health advocates for having accepted $1 million to fight child obesity from The Coca-Cola Inc. , according to the New York Times. The Times examined the controversy surrounding Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's solutions for childhood obesity as part of ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn't she just aim for their leg and try to…

- Billings Gazette - US

AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A minister posing with a church manual in one hand and a 9 mm handgun in the other. A tax analyst cradling her AR-15 semi-automatic. A flight attendant taking aim, her blue fingernail polish glowing alongside…

- Billings Gazette - US

Wal-Mart can shrug off Amazon's grocery bid for now. Target and Kroger, not so much

The ongoing clash of the titans between Amazon and Wal-Mart has entered a new arena: the grocery aisle. The two giants have long battled — Amazon dominating the online market, Wal-Mart the reigning king of brick-and-mortar retail — for customers by using rock-bottom pricing on staples ranging from bicycles to body wash. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

CDC issues travel watch for Sri Lanka due to dengue outbreak

July 23, Atlanta: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel watch for Sri Lanka due to the current dengue epidemic.

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