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Nine Georgia companies 'Most Admired'

ATLANTA -- Nine Georgia companies, including eight based in Atlanta, are among Fortune magazine's most admired companies for 2012, including two in the Top 50.

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

Webinar will focus on data center audit standards and assessments

David Barton will address professional service organizations and their customers and lead a discussion on data center audit standards and assessments during a webinar Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

DEKALB | 'Undesirable' businesses not welcome in county

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May stood at a busy intersection Friday evening and pointed to what he called undesirable businesses cluttering up, even endangering, the neighborhood.

"You have a liquor store right here, and behind the liquor store you have a grocery store that sells beer and wine.... You have across the street a gas station that sells beer and wine. On the other side of the intersection you have a drug store that sells beer and wine. You have a proliferation of alcohol outlets" at just that one intersection.

And it's a county-wide problem, he said.

This week the county commission approved May's proposal to limit how many additional "undesirable" businesses will be allowed to move into the county, and where they'll be allowed to move in.

Year-round H&R Block opens in Ashford Place

Year-round H&R Block opens in Ashford Place

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- It may see its biggest spikes in business during tax season, but Dunwoody's brand new H&R Block will be open year-round.

The city's newest business held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 21, marking its opening in a newly remodeled space in the Ashford Place shopping center.

Owner Bibiano Lopez spoke to the crowd, saying he is very excited to relocate to this brand new office and is looking forward to welcoming the Dunwoody community to H&R Block.

For more information, visit www.greenlighttax.com or call 770-396-9218.

DUNWOODY | Perimeter Mall Bloomingdale's closing

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Macy's Inc. will close the Bloomingdale's department store at Perimeter Mall in early spring 2012 "as part of the company's normal-course process to selectively prune underperforming locations."

The company announced the closure of the eight-year-old, 234,000-square-foot store Wednesday.

The closing will cut 128 jobs. Employees impacted by store closings may be offered positions in nearby stores where possible, Macy's said.

A final clearance sale starts Jan. 8 and will run for about 10 weeks.

In total, Macy's is closing five Macy's stores and four Bloomingdale's across the country as part of the restructuring. It will incur up to $30 million in costs for the fourth quarter of 2011 for the closures.

RELATED | Sears, Kmart to close at least 100 stores

'Mega Monday' expected to set records for shopping, returns

ATLANTA -- It's the biggest gift return day of the season, and experts predict "Mega Monday" could be as big as Cyber Monday or Black Friday.

Retailers slashed prices to entice customers already heading to stores to exchange gifts and hunt for after-Christmas bargains.

"Thirty-five percent more people will be returning this year, than last year," said Janice Lieberman, Consumer Correspondent for the Today Show. "For every dollar spent during the holiday, almost ten cents of it is returned." 

Some store make returns much easier than others. 

Sears may be the number one easy return store because they not only readily accept returns, but they extended their return window to 120 days through this holiday season.