Monthly Archives: January 2012

Weekly Market Insight


Supply & Demand for Commercial RE Loans Banks are slowly ramping up their commercial real estate lending according to the Federal Reserve’s quarterly Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. In the newly released January survey, 1.8 percent … Continue reading

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Equifax: U.S. consumer debt down 11% in 2011


Atlanta Business Chronicle American consumers got better at repaying debts on time and also reduced significantly the size of their debts in 2011, according to Equifax Inc. The Atlanta-based credit rating agency’s December National Credit Trends Report noted declines in … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola grades itself B+ in sustainability annual


Atlanta Business Chronicle The Coca-Cola Co. gave itself a B+ in its annual sustainability report, noting gains in water efficiency, PlantBottle usage and a smaller carbon footprint. “Sustainability has been core to our business strategy for nearly 125 years,” said … Continue reading

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Farr: Expect slowing economic growth in ‘12


Atlanta Business Chronicle The current fragile optimism about the nation’s economy will likely fade this year as the economic data disappoint and investors will need to embrace alternatives to traditional portfolio strategies. That’s what Dorsey D. Farr, co-founder and head … Continue reading

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Air Liquide buys Georgia Gulf air separation unit


Atlanta Business Chronicle Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP said Monday it bought an air separation unit from Atlanta-based Georgia Gulf Corp. The air separation unit in Plaquemine, La., produces oxygen, nitrogen and argon, and it is already connected with … Continue reading

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Saporta: Transit plan unfair to MARTA, Atlanta region


Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell After months and months of study, the Transit Governance Task Force has come up with recommendations that are unacceptable — especially for residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties that have invested in MARTA for … Continue reading

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American Eagle bids farewell to Augusta


Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell American Eagle had its last flight out of Augusta Regional Airport on Monday due to financial restructuring of parent company AMR Corp., reports The Augusta Chronicle. AMR, (NYSE: AMR) the parent company of both … Continue reading

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