First Look: Atlanta's urban forest; 46-story tower (Video)

In the April 5 edition of Atlanta Business Chronicle, Amy Wenk digs into the city’s move to update its tree ordinance, which may pit developers against environmentalists. Also, Doug Sams reports on a new plan for one of Midtown’s few remaining premier sites.

Watch above as Broadcast Editor Crystal Edmonson provides a preview.


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First Look: Atlanta's urban forest; 46-story tower (Video)

Braves sign Acuna to $100 million-plus contract extension

Ronald Acuna, who won the National League Rookie of the Year award last year for the Atlanta Braves, has signed an eight-year, $100 million contract extension with the team that includes two club options, the Braves announced.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the deal includes a $10 million buyout on two options that are worth $17 million each.

The deal is the largest in history for a player with as little service time as Acuna (165 days at the time of the extension) and is the largest in club…


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'Heartbeat' anti-abortion bill gains final passage in General Assmbly

The Republican-controlled Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage Friday to one of the strictest anti-abortion measures in the country.

House lawmakers voted 92-78 to prohibit abortions in Georgia after a fetal heartbeat is detected, generally about six weeks into pregnancy. That was just one vote more than the 91 required to pass bills in the 180-member chamber.

While GOP Gov. Brian Kemp supports the legislation and is expected to sign it, business owners across the state – spearheaded…


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'Heartbeat' anti-abortion bill gains final passage in General Assmbly

Bain Capital buys Atlanta domestic onshore IT company

Bain Capital buys Atlanta domestic onshore IT company

 
 
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Bain Capital has acquired a majority stake in Atlanta-based Rural Sourcing, a provider of onshore outsourced digital tech and IT services.

According to a news release, Bain Capital’s impact investing business, Double Impact, took the majority stake. Rural Sourcing will continue to operate under its current management team, who are also significant investors in the company. With the new partnership, the company hopes to scale its national footprint and services, while providing more jobs across…


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Bain Capital buys Atlanta domestic onshore IT company

Georgia Tech fires women's hoops coach for fostering 'toxic' and 'hostile' atmosphere

Georgia Tech fires women's hoops coach for fostering 'toxic' and 'hostile' atmosphere

 
 
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The Georgia Tech athletics department took permanent action against MaChelle Joseph on Tuesday, firing the school’s head women’s basketball coach of 16 years.

On Feb. 27, Joseph had been placed on administrative leave, while school officials launched an independent investigation into the program —handled by Littler Mendelson P.C. Employment and Labor Law Solutions Worldwide.

The main allegation: The basketball players had been subject to mistreatment by Joseph and the Tech staff.

A final report…


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Georgia Tech fires women's hoops coach for fostering 'toxic' and 'hostile' atmosphere

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