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Emory History Minute: New York Stock Exchange

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university.

On the first floor of the Goizueta Business School sits one of the original 17 trading posts from the New York Stock Exchange.  When the NYSE installed new posts in the 1980s, the old ones were taken out and given to different institutions.

To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report's website at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Growing Up A Turner

Can you imagine what it would be like growing up in the shadow of Ted Turner? Watch as we talk to his two daughters, Laura and Jenny, about their childhood and how they hope to help save the planet. 

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Owen Malcolm Named President of Sanders Financial Management

Owen Malcolm Named President of Sanders Financial Management

Founder Emily Sanders Continues as Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer

 

Sanders Financial Management, an Atlanta-based financial advisory and investment management firm, today announced the promotion of Owen Malcolm, CFP, to President of the firm.  The firm’s founder, Emily Sanders, will continue as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and adds Chairman of the Board to her titles.

 

The changes were made at the firm’s October 16, 2011 Board of Directors meeting.  Malcolm brings 11 years of experience with the company to his new position.  He has managed the day-to-day activities of the firm for several years and will continue to do so in his new role.

 

The Power Of Viral Videos

Listen to our hilarious hosts, Conn Jackson and Tina Brown, as they talk about some of YouTube's best viral videos. What is funnier, the videos or their responses? Watch and find out! 

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$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

ATLANTA -- State officials have re-opened the pool for $10 million in low interest student loans. 

Lawmakers had set aside $20 million to help families after an overhaul of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship took effect this summer.

Only about 5,200 students applied for the loans during the initial application period, which ended in July.

The Georgia Student Finance Authority has now re-opened the application process for the remaining $10 million in available loans.

Students have until Oct. 31 to apply for the Student Access Loan Program. 

For applications and details, visit GAcollege411's website.

Georgia Lottery sales falling short

ATLANTA -- Turns out the budget for education expenses was richer than reality.

The Governor's Office says lottery revenues continue to fall short of expected revenue despite that fact that ticket sales are up in the first quarter of this year.

"We budgeted more revenue than we are now expecting to receive," said Governor Nathan Deal's spokesman, Brian Robinson. "We budgeted $903 million in the fiscal year 2012 budget. Fiscal year 2011 lottery deposits to education were $846 million."

11Alive started digging into lottery revenue because of cuts to the Pre-K program. $54 million was cut to make up for falling lottery tickets sales in fiscal year 2011, which ended in June. That caused an exodus of experienced educators from the program.

So how did we get here?

Things started going in the wrong direction in the fiscal year of 2011: Total revenue: $3,597,222,000, down $48,175,000 from the year before, or 1 percent.