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Equifax beefs up lobbying efforts following data breach

7:00 am Oct. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON —The Atlanta credit bureau Equifax ramped up its spending over the last three months to lobby the federal government and protect its image as it took fire for exposing the personal records of more than 145 million Americans.

Its two main competitors, meanwhile, shifted their resources in order to do the same.

New federal records released this week show Equifax increased its budget to lobby Congress and agency regulators by 12

Monorail fever breaks out in metro Atlanta

9:20 am Dec. 31, 2015

MARTA isn’t the only agency with big transit plans. Atlanta’s intown suburbs have monorail fever. Two more cities have followed the lead of Sandy Springs in eyeing a Disney-style monorail system to keep cars off