Trade war: Here are Georgia's Top 10 exports to China

America’s trade war with China escalated Friday, with Beijing announcing tariffs on $75 billion of additional U.S. products and President Donald Trump telling U.S. companies to reduce their business with China.

“We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them,” Trump tweeted Friday morning. “The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately…


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Trade war: Here are Georgia's Top 10 exports to China

Atlanta restaurants see sales spike in 2019, study says

Atlanta restaurant sales rose 4.18% in 2019, compared to last year, according to a new study.

NetFinancials, an Atlanta-based company that offers tax and accounting services for restaurants, surveyed 102 non-franchise restaurants that have been open for at least 18 months around metro Atlanta.

The survey pool included fast-casual, casual and fine dining restaurants.

Surveyed restaurants have seen a positive sales growth of 73%, and total sales volume of $160 million year-to-date.

Lori Johnson,…


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Atlanta restaurants see sales spike in 2019, study says

Covington-based financial services company to acquire financial group for $40.3 million

Community First Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: CFBI), the parent company of Newton Federal Bank, has agreed to buy the parent company of Affinity Bank, ABB Financial Group Inc., for $40.3 million. 

“This transaction marks an important milestone for Newton Federal Bank as we continue to position our organization as a premier Atlanta community bank,” Billy Fortson, chairman of CFBI said in a statement. “Our partnership will also contribute to attracting talented, Atlanta-area bankers to further our…


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Covington-based financial services company to acquire financial group for .3 million

First Look: Newell Brands 1-on-1; Southside Trail development (Video)

Here’s a snapshot of the top stories in the Aug. 16 edition of Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Maria Saporta sits down with Chris Peterson, who is serving as interim CEO of Newell Brands Inc. (Nasdaq: NWL) — the Fortune 500 company that announced it’s moving its headquarters back to Atlanta after three years in Hoboken, N.J.
Amy Wenk reports on the latest developments along the Beltline’s Southside Trail.
Dave Williams looks at how Georgia home builders are striking back at cities and counties that…


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First Look: Newell Brands 1-on-1; Southside Trail development (Video)

Bernie Marcus in WSJ: Higher taxes on ‘rich’ would hurt America’s economic competitiveness

A co-founder of Atlanta-based retail giant The Home Depot Inc. is making his case for successful entrepreneurship as an American ideal.

Bernie Marcus and John Catsimatidis, the owner of New York City supermarket chain Gristedes, co-authored an opinion article in The Wall Street Journal entitled “Making Money Is a Patriotic Act.”

The men say that although getting rich from a profitable business today is seen by some as “almost sinister,” they “have nothing to apologize for, and we don’t…


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Bernie Marcus in WSJ: Higher taxes on ‘rich’ would hurt America’s economic competitiveness

Q&A with 2019 Atlanta's Best Places To Work finalist Springbot

Atlanta Business Chronicle recently named the finalists for the 2019 Atlanta’s Best Places To Work awards. (Check out the list here.) The rankings will be announced at the Chronicle’s  Best Places To Work awards on the evening of Sept. 5 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta.

We asked one of the finalists, Springbot, to share some of the firm’s secrets for becoming a Best Place To Work. Here’s what they told us.

Q: Tell us some of the things your organization has done to become one of Atlanta’s…


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Q&A with 2019 Atlanta's Best Places To Work finalist Springbot

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