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September 2013 Archives

Can Dish and Disney settle their contract dispute in time?

It is possible that Dish Network and Disney could end up in the same predicament as CBS and Time Warner were in recently. Their contract is up on Sept. 30, and without a resolution to their contract dispute, there could be another blackout. The 14 million Dish Network subscribers, many of whom live here in Georgia, may be hoping the dispute ends soon.

Finding funding for Georgia small business formation

Nearly everyone who is asked will have a different idea of the best way to start a business. One of the most important things that every Georgia small business formation needs is funding. No business will get off the ground without money up front. The question is where to get that money.

Georgia fast food workers strike over wage and hour law issues

As of the end of August, fast food workers across nearly 60 major cities in the United States, including in Georgia, have gone on strike. They are fighting against wage and hour law issues such as no paid sick time or vacation. Other issues center on low wages and little to no health benefits.

Bank of America settles business litigation re gender bias

Businesses in Georgia may be sensitive to the fact that even in the 21st century, gender bias still exists in the workplace. Regardless of the fact that many women are in the same positions as men, they still make less than their male counterparts. This is at the heart of some business litigation that Bank of America recently settled for $39 million. The current case is led by five women, but represents some 4,800 women.

Georgia mergers and acquisitions: Flowers Baking Co. buys Hostess

Many people in Georgia knows that Hostess filed for bankruptcy last year. As part of the bankruptcy, Flowers Baking Co. was given the go-ahead to acquire all of Hostess except for the line of snack-cakes that include popular items such as Twinkies and Ho-Hos. As often happens in mergers and acquisitions, the purchase is being done piece by piece.

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