Blurry view of US economy complicates Fed’s task
A hazy picture of the U.S. economy has emerged from the most recent snapshots of retail sales, housing, manufacturing, the job market and the confidence of consumers.
Werner Braun: Foster presents industry news with honesty, integrity and fairness
It started out as a “one-time” gig, a chance to host a three-day radio talk show during a Dalton Floorcovering Market convention more than 23 years ago.
Initial unemployment insurance claims down slightly in Georgia
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that 34,293 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in September, down by 1,210, or 3.4 percent, from August when 35,503 claims were filed. The last time initial claims were below this level was in September 2007, when 32,139 were recorded.
Outlook for Georgia, Dalton economies is good, says expert
Housing inventories remain relatively low, new housing starts and housing permits continue to rise, and sales and production in the floorcovering industry continue to increase. That’s good news for the Dalton area economy, according to Michael Chriszt, vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Werner Braun: Special Olympics golf postscript
I’ve always been incredibly proud of our Capital City Rotary Club for its commitment to the greater community and for its spirit of volunteerism, which, in my mind, has no equal.
Atlanta-based SunTrust to cut 800 positions
Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has informed employees that it will cut 800 positions in its mortgage business.
Fire damages building housing cabinet business (Updated 4:30 p.m.)
Fire officials hope to know more on Wednesday about what caused a fire at a brick building that was home to a cabinet business on Cleveland Highway.
Fast track training to move local residents into jobs
Even with double digit unemployment, some local companies still have trouble filling skilled positions. Now, a new state program will help Dalton area workers get the training they need to fill some of those jobs.
Dalton lags nation in household income
The Dalton metro area ranks near the bottom of the nation in terms of median household income, according to the Census Bureau.
Werner Braun: Orange Grove: Providing care, hope and meaningful work
One of the rewards of being in a club, for me the Capital City Rotary Club in Dalton, is getting to know more about all the good work being done by members of our local, and even our greater, community.
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