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Company Eyes Atlanta For Its New $500M Data Center Campus

May 30, 2017
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Dallas-based CyrusOne Inc. is said to be considering Atlanta for an up to 1 million-square foot data center campus. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a project of that size could involve an investment of up to $500 million, industry sources said.

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The expansion would mark the entrant of a major player in the crowded Atlanta data center market and prove there is room for further development.

David Goldman / Associated Press

Alabama's largest city is opening a new film office in hopes of luring more movie productions to the area.

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Film Birmingham is now officially open for business after operating behind the scenes for more than a year, Al.com reported.

Film Birmingham, an initiative of Create Birmingham, is planning to launch a website targeting the film industry.

In 2015, Germany invested $255 billion in the United States and more than 672,000 people were employed for German companies like Mercedes-Benz USA.
Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA

During President Donald Trump's visit to Brussels Thursday, German media reported Trump said he would stop imports of German cars into the United States.

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But many German car companies build their cars in the U.S. and export them from the South.

Al Such / WABE

A global "ransomware" attack that started last week locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries.

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As a cybersecurity hub, metro Atlanta hosts nearly 100 cybersecurity firms. Some of them are helping affected companies respond to the attacks.

David Goldman / associated press file

An awkward job interview question — how much did you make at your last job? — is getting banned in some parts of the country.

Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year.

Supporters say the bans are one way to help close the wage gap between men and women. Some business advocates, however, say the bans hurt companies that use salary histories to help them set wages.

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