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Muhtar Kent

11. Muhtar Kent

Muhtar Kent spent nearly four decades climbing the corporate ladder to become chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta’s signature business success story and the world’s most recognized brand.

Affordable Care Act to launch thousands of Georgia startups

Long known as a job mecca of the South, Atlanta will become even more attractive for young entrepreneurs this fall. A recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest public health philanthropy in the United States, estimates that the Affordable Care Act will enable 56,000 Georgians to start businesses in 2014 who would not have otherwise done so.

NYSE coming to the ATL?

Mayor Hartsfield would be so proud.Atlanta-based "upstart" IntercontinentalExchange will purchase the New York Stock Exchange for $8.2 billion if everything passes muster. If it does, ICE will run the new company with one office still on Wall Street and another near the Hooch. NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer didn't pull any punches in a release to the staff of the (current) Manhattan headquarters, conceding that this "is an acquisition, not a merger of equals."

Come In, We’re Open: Entrepreneurs in a Recession

When you’re surrounded by overcrowded job fairs, foreclosures, failing banks, and layoffs, starting a business may sound like the last thing you should do. But many well-planned small businesses are more agile and better equipped to weather the economic storm than cumbersome bureaucratic corporations. Here, six start-ups share their stories.

The Good People of Dalton Would Like Jobs Now, Please

Ghosts came to work in the carpet mills. They tried to be silent and invisible. The government ignored them, as it had the ghosts who brought in the onion crop and built the Olympic village, because there were too many jobs and not enough workers. The ghosts were willing. They were hungry.

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