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Delta retires DC-9 Monday after last flight to Atlanta

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Delta Air Lines is retiring its last DC-9s, the oldest passenger plane in the fleet of the big U.S. airlines.

Delta operated the final passenger flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta Monday evening.

McDonnell Douglas delivered the first DC-9s in 1965, and eventually built 976 of them. The plane was noteworthy at the time because it was small enough to fly to airports in smaller cities that had previously been served by propeller-driven planes. Its low-to-the-ground profile put its cargo door at about waist height, so ground crews at smaller airports could load it without special equipment.

Grocery is the #1 holiday purchase! Research shows where consumers are spending this holiday season

Grocery is the #1 holiday purchase! Research shows where consumers are spending this holiday season

With all the hype and Black Friday campouts at Best Buys and Toys R Us, you'd guess that the majority of holiday shopping budgets go to purchases like electronics, toys and clothing. But according to new research, the biggest share what comes out of your holiday wallet actually goes to ... groceries and restaurants.

New data from Card-Linked Marketing leader Cardlytics -- collected from millions of U.S. households over the past two years -- shows what consumers actually spend their money on during the holiday season.  When it comes to holiday shopping Americans are spending 24% of their budget on groceries followed by restaurants and apparel.  Toy purchases are actually at the bottom of the list.

The Top 10 Share of Wallet (see link/attached for graphics and pie charts for 2011 and 2012 holiday spending):

1. Groceries - 24%

Chick-fil-A among Glassdoor's Best Places to Work

ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has made Glassdoor's 2013 list of the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014.

The fast food chain is No. 43 on the list, which is based entirely on employee feedback. It received a worker satisfaction ranking of 3.8 out of a possible 5.0.

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The top five places to work in 2014, according to the list, are Bain & Company, Twitter, LinkedIn, Eastman Chemical and Facebook.

Truett Cathy steps down as CEO of Chick-fil-A

ATLANTA -- Founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A, Truett Cathy, announced on Thursday that he was stepping down as CEO of the fast food chain.

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His son, president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy will assume the title of chairman, president and CEO, according to a statement from the company.

Corner Bakery Café opening location at Hartsfield-Jackson

ATLANTA - Corner Bakery Café is opening its newest Metro Atlanta location at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday.

The new eatery becomes the only airport location for the chain, which has locations in 15 states and Washington, DC.

Corner Bakery Café serves baked goods, salads, pasta, sandwiches and other foods in a fast casual atmosphere. The chain started on Chicago's north side in 1991.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Forbes 400 list features 7 Georgians

Forbes 400 list features 7 Georgians

(WXIA) -- Forbes has unveiled its 2013 list of America's richest people.

Bill Gates topped the list for the 20th year in a row, with a net worth of $72 billion. He also reclaimed the title of richest person in the world from Mexican investor Carlos Slim. Warren Buffett placed second with $58.5 billion.

America's richest range in age from 29 (Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, worth $5.2 billion) to 98 (philanthropist David Rockefeller, Sr., worth $2.8 billion). The stakes were so high this year that 61 U.S. billionaires didn't make the cut, according to Forbes.

Seven Georgians are on this year's list. Anne Cox Chambers, 93, is No. 29 with a net worth of $13.5 billion; she is the daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox. Her nephew Jim Kennedy, 65, is chairman of the company and is No. 61 on the list with a net worth of $6.7 billion.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, 92, is No. 68 with a net worth of $6 billion.