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Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

P.F. Chang's opens at Atlanta airport

P.F. Chang's opens at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA -- P.F. Chang's will open its first airport location at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week.

The 5,000 square-foot restaurant will open Tuesday on the upper level of Concourse A.

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It will open at 6:30 a.m. daily, and will be the only P.F. Chang's to serve breakfast. Early morning offerings include breakfast fried rice, bacon and eggs, and a Granny Smith apple smoothie.

Delta adds Seattle-London route

ATLANTA -- The land of coffee is getting a new Delta hook-up with the land of tea.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday new daily nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London Heathrow Airport beginning Mar. 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale July 27.

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The route comes with the expectation Delta will get antitrust immunity later this year for its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

"Our international expansion in Seattle is possible because of our partnerships with Alaska Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France-KLM," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta executive vice president of marketing, network planning and revenue management.

Atlanta reality show 'Catering Wars' to premiere Tuesday

Atlanta reality show 'Catering Wars' to premiere Tuesday

ATLANTA -- State and city officials are set to celebrate the kickoff of a new television series featuring Atlanta caterers and eateries.

Lifetime's "Catering Wars Atlanta" is set to premiere Tuesday at 10 p.m. The show follows four Atlanta catering companies as they compete against each other for recognition as the area's best catering company.

Officials from the Georgia State Film Commission and the National Catering Association of Atlanta will gather on the south steps of the state Capitol Tuesday at 11 a.m. to discuss the show's projected economic impact on the region.

Producer Rhona Silver and executives from Lifetime Entertainment and A&E are also expected to be on hand Tuesday.

Companies featured on "Catering Wars Atlanta" include Atlanta's Finest, Hottie Hawg's Barbecue, Ocean Catering Company and Pat's Party Perfect.

World's first airport IHOP to land in Atlanta

World's first airport IHOP to land in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Pancakes will soon be stacked like jets at the world's busiest airport.

California-based International House of Pancakes LLC, commonly called IHOP, plans to open its first airport location at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Slated to open Sept. 10, the new restaurant will take about 3,000 square feet in the airport's main atrium. It will be an IHOP Express, one of the company's newer concepts that caters to guests on the go, and will be open 24 hours a day.

Delta fined for mishandling bumped passengers

WASHINGTON -- The government is fining Delta Air Lines Inc. $750,000 for bumping some passengers involuntarily, without offering compensation or seeking volunteers first.

Airlines sometimes sell too many tickets for a flight, and have to "bump" some or move them to a later flight. If travelers don't volunteer, the airline has to compensate them.

The Transportation Department says Delta has a widespread practice of noncompliance in how it handles bumped customers. Delta says the incidents were isolated, and that it has been training its employees in how to handle overbooked flights.

Atlanta-based Delta can use $425,000 of the penalty to buy tablet computers to record whether customers volunteer to be bumped. Delta has already been planning to buy tablets for that job.

Delta was fined $375,000 in 2009 for similar violations.