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    Fulton County eyeing transit expansion plan
    Fulton County commissioners and the county's mayors got their first look Thursday at options for expanding transit in portions of the county outside of the city of Atlanta. After six months of analysis and public engagement, transportation consultants hired by the county presented a transit master plan containing five options. The choices range from an "aspirational" plan that would meet Fulton's needs for the next 40 years to a plan limited to bus-rapid transit (BRT) rated insufficient but affordable. Fulton?


    Roz Brewer may be the next CEO of Starbucks
    Brewer became the first female and first African American in the No. 2 spot at Starbucks in October. It?s not hard to imagine her someday as No. 1.


    Consolidation Chaos: CSX dispatchers still waiting for clarity, relief
    Worker turmoil has plagued CSX throughout the year.


    Zac Brown Band to sing national anthem at college football title game in Atlanta
    Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artists Zac Brown Band are the latest musicians to get in on the action surrounding the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. The band will perform the national anthem at the Jan. 8 game in Atlanta's $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium and will be accompanied by the Atlanta-based gospel choir David Walker & High Praise. Carly Ortega, a 12-year-old Georgia native, will sign the national anthem. Carly attends the Atlanta Area?


    Lady Gaga grosses nearly $1M more than Ariana Grande in Atlanta
    Lady Gaga has anything but a "Bad Romance" with Atlanta. The Grammy Award and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated pop star performed at Philips Arena in Atlanta Nov. 28 in front of a sold-out crowd of 12,155 fans. The show, which was promoted by Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: LYV) subsidiary Live Nation Global Touring, had $1,615,820 in gross sales, according to data recently compiled by Billboard. Lady Gaga out grossed Ariana Grande's recent Atlanta?


    Georgia economy likely to remain strong in 2018
    Economic development wins, solid population growth and a housing recovery will combine to give Georgia another year of strong growth, according to the annual economic forecast from The University of Georgia. Employment growth of 2 percent will significantly outpace the natural average of 1.1 percent in 2018, Benjamin Ayers, dean of UGA's Terry College of Business, told about 600 business and government leaders at the school's 35th annual Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon in downtown Atlanta. Personal?


    Kroger faced challenges at every turn in 2017
    Kroger Co. faced challenges everywhere it turned in 2017, and its stock reflected its struggles.


    New brewery and taproom heading to West Midtown
    A new brewery is lending a hand to West Midtown's burgeoning beer scene. Steady Hand Beer Co. said it will open its first taproom and production facility at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in early 2018. The building is adjacent to Bacchanalia, Star Provisions and Topgolf. The 14,000 square-foot space includes a production area with a 30 barrel brewhouse for core beers, plus a smaller batch brew system for pilot, seasonal and one-off beers, the company said in a news release. The taproom?


    Toshiba makes good on parent guarantee to Plant Vogtle
    Toshiba Corp. has fulfilled a promise the Japanese company made last week by putting $3.68 billion toward the nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle. That represents the full "parent guarantee" Toshiba executives negotiated with Atlanta-based Southern Co. after Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse Electric Co., formerly the Vogtle project's prime contractor, filed bankrutcy last March. Georgia Power Co., which owns a 45.7 percent share in the project, is getting $1.47 billion, with three utility partners?


    Sam Olens stepping down as Kennesaw State University president
    Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens will step down from the post in mid-February, Olens announced Thursday. While a University System of Georgia news release did not indicate why Olens is leaving, a state report released last month found he did not follow proper guidelines in his handling of protests several KSU cheerleaders conducted during the national anthem. In a letter to the university's faculty, staff and students, Olens noted successes achieved since he became president in?