Michael E. Kanell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Michael E. Kanell

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

Home Depot earnings no hint of economic chill

Home Depot on Tuesday reported better-than-expected sales and earnings for the most recent fiscal quarter. → Read More

Atlanta-based Angel Oak pays $1.75 million SEC fine

Atlanta-based Angel Oak Capital Advisors and one of its employees have agreed to pay fines to settle civil charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the company shifted money around to mislead investors in securitized loans used to buy, rehab and flip houses. → Read More

Grady EMS workers file unfair labor charges; hospital disputes complaints

Workers at Grady EMS have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board, charging the hospital with unfair labor practices. → Read More

Lawsuit filed against Equifax over credit scores

A lawsuit filed this week against Equifax in federal court alleges that the company’s mistakes on millions of credit scores hurt consumers and violated the law. → Read More

Gas prices: the ups and downs, the ins and outs

What is causing high gas prices in Atlanta? Here's a look at current gas prices, along with a closer look at the many factors behind the price changes. With charts and maps to show you the gas price trends in Atlanta and Georgia → Read More

Equifax error led to incorrect credit scores for consumers

Equifax said a coding issue led to miscalculations of credit scores for some consumers over a three week period. → Read More

Atlanta-based Global Payments makes $4 billion purchase

Global Payments is acquiring EVO Payments. → Read More

Inflation and economy weigh heavily on Georgia voters’ minds

Gayle Daly suffers from sticker shock just about every time she visits the checkout aisle at her grocery store. Sometimes, she thinks the cashier rung her up wrong — until she takes a look at the bill. → Read More

State, locals offered $1.8B in incentives for Hyundai EV plant

State and local officials promised Hyundai Motor Group an incentive package that could grow to more than $1.8 billion to build a sprawling electrical vehicle factory near Savannah, the largest package of inducements Georgia has ever offered a corporation for the state’s biggest-ever jobs and investment deal. → Read More

Atlanta home price growth decelerates, but still rising

Sellers still have the upper hand in the metro Atlanta housing market, thanks to the mismatch between scarce supply and a surplus of wannabe buyers. But with mortgage rates rising, there are signs that a tentative and slow rebalancing has begun. → Read More

Atlanta labor flurry: A new union, a new contract, a one-day strike

In the past several days, union workers at one Norcross company approved a contract, workers at a second company voted to unionize and employees at an Atlanta Starbucks held a one-day strike. → Read More

Metro Atlanta gas prices have dropped the past month

Motorists and businesses are still feeling the sting of high fuel prices, but the cost of gasoline in metro Atlanta has fallen nearly every day for the past month. → Read More

McKinsey adding 700 jobs to nearly double Atlanta staff

Global management consulting company McKinsey & Company on Thursday announced plans to nearly double its Atlanta workforce, hiring more than 700 people by 2025. → Read More

Starbucks union push in Atlanta part of national organizing trend

The Ansley Mall store in mid-June became the third Starbucks in Georgia to vote for a union, part of what seems to be a low-key, yet undeniable ripple of union organizing. Between October and March, petitions to unionize jumped 57% nationally from a year earlier, according to the National Labor Relations Board. → Read More

Ga. Dept. of Labor wants out of settlement with lawyers for unemployed

Lawyers for Georgia Department of Labor late Friday asked a judge to pull out of the preliminary agreement, aimed at pushing the department to speed up its handling of jobless claims and make it easier for claimants to reach staffers with questions, about 24 hours after it had been publicly filed. → Read More

Midtown Atlanta’s iconic Varsity weighing redevelopment options

The family that owns Midtown Atlanta’s iconic Varsity restaurant said Friday it is weighing options for a possible redevelopment of its property. → Read More

Preliminary settlement reached in suit against Ga. Department of Labor

A preliminary agreement has been reached between the Georgia Department of Labor and attorneys who filed a class action suit aimed at pushing the department to speed up its handling of jobless claims and questions from claimants. → Read More

Ex-Equifax employee alleges he was fired for exposing law violations

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with comment from Equifax, which initially declined to comment. → Read More

Atlanta heads into Fourth with gas still above $4 a gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular in metro Atlanta hit $4.44 Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Metro Atlanta jobless rate ticks up in May, remains near historic low

Metro Atlanta added 8,800 jobs in May. → Read More