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Hamilton announces merger with Marietta-based Highland Financial Services
Hamilton State Bancshares Inc. announced May 15 it entered into a definitive merger agreement with Marietta-based Highland Financial Services Inc. after receiving unanimous approval from the Boards...
May 22, 2015 01:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonald's CEO 'proud' of pay hike as protests continue
UPDATE: McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to d...
May 21, 2015 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy
If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.
May 20, 2015 01:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe
Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery.
May 20, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bank participates in conference
United Community Banks Inc., the holding company for United Community Bank which has several branches in Cobb County, participated in the SunTrust Robinson Humphrey 2015 Financial Services Conferen...
May 20, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Puckett EMS honored with Emergency Medical Service of the Year award
Cobb County-based Puckett EMS was awarded the 2015 State of Georgia Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award on May 11 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. This is the second...
May 20, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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US investigation of 2007 peanut butter recall wraps up
ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall.
May 19, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones
The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T, which had a popular "Reach Out and Touch Someone" slogan in the 1980s, ...
May 19, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wal-Mart profit falls on currency shifts, pay raises
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported sluggish sales and a 7 percent drop in first-quarter profit as worker pay raises, spending on e-commerce and currency fluctuations put pressure on the bottom line at t...
May 19, 2015 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indian Motorcycle dealership roars into Marietta
Indian Motorcycle of Marietta is now open for business at 1750 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta. The dealership offers greater Atlanta area motorcycling enthusiasts the latest award-winning bikes fro...
May 22, 2015 01:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Centres welcome new directors
The Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre recently announced the arrival of Carly Arambula and the promotion of Joe Green. Carly Arambula   Arambula joined the Centres in Apri...
May 22, 2015 01:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor Omnicare
UPDATE: CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: c...
May 21, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lumber Liquidators CEO quits, catching company off guard
Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China.
May 21, 2015 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lennar Atlanta adds two new consultants
Lennar Atlanta, which has three communities in Cobb County, announced realtors Bette Glass and Lorrie Collie have joined as new home consultants. Since Lennar Atlanta started building in the metro ...
May 20, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gulley wins environmental award
Cobb & Douglas Public Health announced Karen Gulley, CDPH Environmental Health County Manager for Cobb, received the Georgia Public Health Association Environmental Health Innovation Award in April...
May 20, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the lar...
May 19, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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For many low-income workers, calling in sick is a luxury
For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.
May 19, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home Depot nails it in 1Q as housing rebound emerges
UPDATE: A busy spring pushed Home Depot's first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street expectations and the home improvement retailer raised its projections for both in 2015.
May 19, 2015 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPS settles complaint it shortchanged government customers
United Parcel Service Co. agreed to pay more than $25 million to settle complaints that it kept false records to hide late deliveries of overnight packages to government customers.
May 19, 2015 12:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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