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

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