Infographic of the Day: Georgia has the No. 1 unemployment rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly unemployment report card and let's just say that Mississippi will be feeling pretty good, because Georgia has now claimed the top spot. Indeed, ours is the...

Commentary: The brilliant strategy of Rev. Creflo Dollar’s request for a $60 million private plane

Dollar enabled an old-school sales compliance technique practiced by everyone who's worked a phone during an NPR membership drive. The good reverend can come back with a more modest request and cite the struggle of fundraising in a faithless world. His people will fall for it. And by laughing at Dollar, we're helping him.
How does Atlanta spend its money? Hands with wallet and cash

Tell us, Atlanta: How do you spend your money?

We want to chat with Atlantans about how they spend their money and how much it really costs to live here.

Money magazine’s new college rankings are out, and they do not favor Georgia schools

For years, nervous parents and curious high school students have flocked to the annual U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings. However much or little the rankings actually mean, they’re certainly fun to look at—and other media outlets have been getting into the game. The latest to come out with a college ranking is Money magazine, which attempts to determine which “four-year colleges offer the most bang for your tuition buck.” The top two might surprise–Babson College and Webb Institute, respectively–but the top five is rounded off by more usual suspects: MIT, Princeton University, and Stanford University.
Better Business

With Start:ME, Emory looks to connect Atlanta’s minority communities with startup know-how

"Entrepreneur accelerator” START:ME focuses on small-business owners in communities like Clarkston, East Lake, and Atlanta’s Southside. The Emory University Goizueta Business School’s 14-week program aims to give entrepreneurs the skills, networks, and seed capital to develop scalable business.

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Our December update includes The Nice Guys, Ant-Man, and The 5th Wave

We’re back with another batch of production codes, shooting locations, and insight into Yallywood’s biggest projects. For all of our ITP readers, you’ve been seeing a lot of MISTY signs in the last few weeks. That’s the production code for The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, and Russell Crowe.
Atlanta Streetcar

Commentary: It’s Memorial Day Weekend, Atlanta Streetcar is operating only one trolley, and that’s a problem.

Yesterday, I walked to work past the giant electronic billboard above 218 Peachtree Street and glimpsed an ad for the Atlanta Streetcar. It’s a modified version of a promotion that aired in Times Square...

Small change: A Cabbagetown charity wants your forgotten gift cards

Last year, after a fire destroyed their Grant Park house, a family of 10 got hot meals and clothing from an unlikely source: gift cards that are usually tucked away or forgotten. That emergency was one of many needs that Plywood People—a Cabbagetown nonprofit that promotes socially conscious entrepreneurs—has met during the past six years with its Gift Card Giver program.
Sara Blakely

The Uplifter: How Spanx CEO Sara Blakely became one of the most inspirational women in business

That’s her schtick. She’s the cheerleader and the nerd. She’s a girly girl, but she's also the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. This is how Sara Blakely became one of the country's most influential women after cutting the legs off of a pair of panty hose one day 20 years ago.
Waffle House

Want to open a Waffle House franchise? Don’t hold your breath.

According to Bert Thornton, Waffle House’s vice chairman emeritus, the list of people trying to get into the WaHo biz is “very long and very distinguished.”

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