Business Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Business reporter covering Home Depot, UPS and retail for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. email@example.com; 404-526-5752
ajc.com — By Mike Morris The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta police Tuesday were trying to determine what, if anything, was taken during a predawn burglary at a Little Five Points clothing store. The front window of the Boutique Karma in the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue was shattered just before 5 a.m., according to Atlanta police Capt.
ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Spanx Inc. is looking to a federal court to resolve a dispute with a New York manufacturer and retailer that says its patents are being violated by the Atlanta-based maker of slimming apparel. In a complaint filed against Yummie Tummie earlier this month in U.S.
ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A PayPal competitor is suing Home Depot, claiming the Atlanta-based home improvement retailer is infringing on the rival's patents by using PayPal's mobile checkout technology.
ajc.com — By Dan Klepal The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Gwinnett County tax commissioner's office is bracing for what is expected to be a huge surge in appeals of motor vehicle valuations this year, a result of a change in state law that took effect last week requiring a one-time fee for title transfers.
ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution HD Supply, the chain Home Depot formerly owned in an attempt to focus specifically on builders, may soon go public, Reuters reported Tuesday. The news service said the private equity owners of Atlanta-based HD Supply were in preparations for an initial public offering or IPO, but did not specify a date for the move.
ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A smooth ride was expected for legislation to fix an inequity in the state's new car tax, before its head-on collision with an apparent tax hike of $141 million. Now, the House and Senate are at odds over process and appearances, even as a Friday deadline approaches for the remedy.
ajc.com — By JOE MANDAK The Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Spyware installed on computers leased from furniture renter Aaron's Inc. secretly sent 185,000 emails containing sensitive information - including pictures of nude children and people having sex - back to the company's corporate computers, according to court documents filed Wednesday in a class-action lawsuit.
ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution UPS has named Jim Barber as president of UPS International, replacing Dan Brutto, who is retiring after 38 years with the package delivery company. Barber, who started out as a Georgia delivery driver, is currently president of UPS Europe and responsible for 120 countries and territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A natural disaster and more home construction in Florida, California and Arizona - three of the hardest hit states during the recession - helped boost Home Depot's profit and sales in the fourth quarter of 2012.
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