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    Gulfstream Aerospace laying off 362 employees in Savannah
    Business jet giant Gulfstream Aerospace is laying off 362 employees at its base in Savannah, Ga. The company, which is a subsidiary of Virginia-based defense giant General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD), disclosed the downsizing in a filing with the Georgia Department of Labor. The layoffs were set to begin Oct. 15. The company said in a statement to Atlanta Business Chronicle: In September, Gulfstream opened a new 202,000-square-foot, $55 million maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at?

    Newell Brands highlights Sandy Springs office development's turnaround
    Newell Brands is one of several companies helping fill up the five-building Embassy Row, which stands along Georgia 400 and Interstate 285.

    Here?s what the Braves are projected to earn from their 3 NLDS home games
    The Atlanta Braves failed to exorcise their playoff demons, but they are likely to enter the offseason with a consolation prize: more fourth-quarter revenue. Based off last year's earnings report, the Braves earned about $5 million per playoff game. That projects the franchise to make at least $15 million in baseball revenue this quarter after hosting the St. Louis Cardinals three times in the National League Division Series this month. Last year, the Braves hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers twice?

    Carstarphen to stay at APS helm 'as long as I can'
    Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen vowed Thursday to remain on the job to continue the turnaround work she began five years ago.

    Here are 15 metro Atlanta business entities that recently raised millions
    Dozens of business entities around the metro Atlanta area have raised millions of dollars in the past couple of months. Amounts raised range from $1 million to $25 million. Much of the money is going into investment funds and private equity funds. Some is going into health care and gaming. Check out the adjacent slideshow to see 15 metro Atlanta companies that have each recently raised millions of dollars, as reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    First Look: 'Innovation Community'; Girls football popularity surge (Video)
    Here's a snapshot of the top stories in the Oct. 18 edition of Atlanta Business Chronicle: Amy Wenk explains why a group of Atlanta entrepreneurs think their $400 million plan can bring a slice of Silicon Valley to the South. Dave Williams reports on how Georgia lawmakers are casting a wide net for new sources of revenue.  In the cover story, Eric Jackson tackles the growing popularity of girls flag football in Georgia. Broadcast Editor Crystal Edmonson provides a preview in the video above.

    Atlanta-based cafe franchisor adds Papa John's exec as part of C-Suite shift
    Tropical Smoothie Cafe's C-Suite continues to evolve. The fast casual cafe franchise, owned by Atlanta-based venture capital firm BIP Capital, said Thursday it added two new executives: Mark Montini as chief marketing officer and Michael Lapid as chief information and digital officer. Tropical Smoothie hired Rob Collins as CMO, along with four other new executives, in the Fall of 2017. Tropical Smoothie could not immediately be reached for comment about Collins' job status. Montini, who spent?

    Chick-fil-A cutting line with 'dine-in mobile ordering' tech
    Chick-fil-A says it's cutting the line. The Atlanta-based chicken chain issued a news release Thursday saying it launched a new "dine-in mobile ordering" technology via its Chick-fil-A app that lets customers order from a table in the restaurant and eliminates the need to stand in line or place an order at the counter. The dine-in mobile ordering tech became available starting today at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide, according to the release. The company said it's using Near Field?

    Number of jobs, unemployment rate both down in Georgia
    While most of Georgia's employment numbers remained strong last month, the state suffered a rare shrinkage in the number of jobs in September. Georgia lost 2,100 jobs last month, even as the unemployment rate declined slightly to 3.5%, mirroring the national average. Still, the number of jobs in the state's workforce was nearly 80,000 above September of last year. Georgia also set another record in September for total employed residents at 4.93 million. ?Setting another record for employed?

    BB&T and SunTrust: Momentum building for merger to create Truist
    BB&T Corp. and SunTrust Banks Inc. reported Thursday they are making good progress on their merger to create Truist. The banks say they have named approximately 75 percent of the leadership roles for the Truist organization, and 8,000 employees have accepted Truist positions. "We continue to make significant progress laying the groundwork for our exciting merger of equals with SunTrust," said BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King. SunTrust CEO Bill Rogers said its "solid third quarter results" provides?