The Greek flag, right, stands next to the European Union flag with the iconic Parthenon visible in the background. Greece is struggling to address its soaring debt problems as its future in the European Union remains uncertain.
The Greek government is swimming in debt and can’t pay its creditors. European finance officials are trying to work out a $95 billion bailout, the third, for the financially strapped nation.
Talks on the bailout among the Greek government, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund have been fractured and contentious in recent weeks.
It’s a complicated situation, but Atlanta resident and Greek-American Rom Papadopoulos said during an interview on “A Closer Look,” that he has faith that Greece will be able to overcome the economic chaos.
A water boil advisory that was in effect for three days in DeKalb County hurt some local businesses.
The county issued the advisory because crews had to drop the water pressure three times within 36 hours to repair a transmission line that broke late Thursday. It all started last week when a fire hydrant was struck by a crew that was mowing the grass along the road near the transmission line at Henderson Mill and Evans Road.
Filmmaker Tyler Perry's plans for a sprawling movie studio at Fort McPherson may include an amphitheater and a museum, according to documents obtained by an Atlanta newspaper.
A map provided to the U.S. Army shows the amphitheater and museum, but gives little other information, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Perry, who acquired most of the closed Army post in June, has said the studio will feature tours but has been otherwise silent on any public aspects of the project.
WellStar Health System says it’s in discussions with Tenet Healthcare to buy Tenet's five hospitals in Georgia.
Tenet, a for-profit company that operates 81 hospitals nationwide, has been considering selling its facilities in Georgia, according to an earnings call with analysts earlier this year.
Hospitals have been looking to scale their operations as part of a bigger trend in the industry, but the lack of Medicaid expansion in Georgia could also be another factor for Tenet's sale, said Chris Kane, principal at DHG Healthcare.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF, Gold Cup semifinals begin today in downtown Atlanta with a sold-out first match between the U.S. and Jamaica in the Georgia Dome.
CONCACAF is the organization that oversees soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. It's affiliated with FIFA, the sport's international governing body.
FIFA has been embroiled in controversy in recent months over recent corruption charges among top leaders at the organization and allegations of human rights abuses in Qatar.
Critics dismissed it as a rough draft for "To Kill a Mockingbird" and readers despaired over an aging, racist Atticus Finch.
But Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" is still a million seller.
HarperCollins announced Monday that "Go Set a Watchman" has already sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S. and Canada, a figure which includes first-week sales and months of pre-orders. The publisher stunned the world in February when it revealed that a second novel was coming from Lee, who had long insisted that "To Kill a Mockingbird" would be her only book.
Federal authorities are testing a mobile device used to scan fingerprints from a sample of foreign air travelers as they depart from the United States through Atlanta's airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Jennifer Evanitsky said Tuesday that officers began using the devices last week to scan fingerprints and passports of some foreign passengers on selected flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Atlanta’s airport has received a bond ratings upgrade from Fitch Ratings.
This week, the agency boosted two of the airport’s bonds from an A to an A+.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Chief Financial Officer and Deputy General Manager, Roosevelt Council, says upping those bond ratings, which represent the corporation's bond credit quality, will save the airport millions of dollars in borrowing costs. He says that the cost savings will help Hartsfield-Jackson pay for current and future projects.
Blue Bell is beginning a trial run of ice cream production at its Alabama plant after a national recall that followed a series of listeria illnesses.
Alabama Health Officer Don Williamson said Wednesday the company notified the department that it will begin a trial run of production later this month. The ice cream will not be sold to consumers. Williamson says both state health officials and Blue Bell will test the product for listeria.
The job numbers in Georgia are released every month to inform people about the status of Georgia's unemployment rate. However, the job numbers can be inaccurate and they may not always help job seekers get their first and second interview.
On "A Closer Look," Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler discussed the various trends in employment and the improvement he wants people to know about the Georgia's job market.
After last week's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, some supporters have rushed to the altar to announce their wedding vows to their same-sex partners.
The possibility of an increase in marriage has some analysts seeing big boosts to the state economy. A 2014 study released by the Williams Institute of UCLA estimated that Georgia will see an increase in revenue and job opportunities from the legalization of same-sex marriage.
The city of Atlanta is applying for a $29.3 million federal TIGER 7 grant to extend the Atlanta Streetcar to the BeltLine. Although Atlanta will be facing tough competition for those federal dollars, city leaders believe they have a good case.
The city has been pretty successful in getting funding from the Obama administration. It received $47 million for the first phase of the Atlanta Streetcar, which started operating Dec. 31.
This product image provided by Shuddle shows screens from ShuddleMe, an app that lets eight- to 16-year-old kids who need to get to school, a sporting event or a social activity book a ride themselves within an hour of when the service is needed. Before this, parents had to arrange for the car, and do so at least a day in advance.
A ride-hailing service that caters to youngsters is allowing them to book their own rides when mom and dad are too busy to drive.
Shuddle is one of a number of new companies that provide rides to eight- to 16-year-old children who need to get to school, a sporting event or a social activity. On Tuesday it's introducing ShuddleMe, an app that lets the kids book the ride themselves within an hour of when the service is needed.
Before this, parents had to arrange for the car, and do so at least a day in advance. ShuddleMe still requires parental approval.
Wal-Mart says it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.
The announcement by the world's biggest retailer Monday comes as the shooting deaths of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited the debate over the flag's symbolism. The white suspect in the shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, appeared in photos holding the banner.
General Electric Co. has set up a committee to explore moving its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut, following the legislature's decision to increase taxes on the state's major businesses. Georgia leaders quickly expressed interesting in having GE relocate to the Peach State – to join the growing number Fortune 500 companies calling Georgia their home each year.
Tim Keane of Charleston, South Carolina, will be Atlanta's new commissioner of planning and community development. This April 23, 2015, photo shows a horse-drawn carriage moving through the historic district in Charleston, South Carolina.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced May 28 that he has selected Tim Keane of Charleston, South Carolina, as his new commissioner of planning and community development. The city has been without a permanent commissioner since last September, when James Shelby abruptly resigned. Atlanta has an opportunity with the selection of Keane, who still must be approved by the City Council.
Few American cities are as endearing as Charleston, South Carolina.
The Atlanta-based fruit pop cart vendor King of Pops is turning into a profitable venture for the Carse family. The popsicle maker is seeing a sweet sales growth.
Co-founder and CEO Steven Carse first thought of the idea for the business while on a trip to Central America with his two brothers. They fell in love with paletas –a style of Latin-American ice pop – during their travels.