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GM plant in Doraville, Ga.
Gene Blythe / Associated Press file

Mattress-maker Serta Simmons Bedding LLC will move into a new consolidated Atlanta headquarters in 2019.

According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Serta Simmons headquarters is widely expected to help launch the first phase of Assembly, the proposed $2 billion redevelopment of the former Doraville General Motors plant.

David Goldman / Associated Press

A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight.

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A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines that went viral, including the dragging of a passenger off a United Express plane.

Atlanta Business Chronicle

James Quincey becomes the new CEO at the Coca-Cola Company May 1. As he replaces Muhtar Kent, he faces a myriad of challenges.

But according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, industry watchers say Quincey is up for the challenge.  They say he understands the need to invest in a broad portfolio of products beyond sparkling beverages. The company is now focusing on low- and no-calorie products. That product mix is expected to focus on coffee, teas, juice and water drinks.

In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Hershey, Pa.
Evan Vucci / Associated Press file

Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration's plan to lower tax rates becomes law — but most don't expect to go on a hiring binge.

 

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Jacques Brinon / Associated Press

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will trim 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost cutting.

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