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FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons are 35th most valuable team in world

ATLANTA -- A new Forbes magazine ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams in the world has the Atlanta Falcons ranked No. 35.

The Dirty Birds are worth an estimated $831 million, Forbes said.

Though Forbes' list is dominated by American teams in general and NFL teams in particular, it also features a number of professional soccer teams. That includes the most valuable sports franchise in the world,Manchester United , which is worth some $1.86 billion.

The most valuable NFL team, according to Forbes, is the Dallas Cowboys at second overall with a value of $1.81 billion. Trailing the Cowboys were the New York Yankees , the highest-ranked baseball team; the New York Knicks ; and Real Madrid soccer.

DealChicken to Hatch in Atlanta

DealChicken to Hatch in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive will be working with Atlanta's top businesses to bring you local deals. We've been a part of this community for over 50 years, and we'll be connecting our clients to you in new and exciting ways.

DealChicken is not just about the one-time deal. The company focuses on providing a pathway, through the use of fun daily deals and other locally-focused marketing services, for merchants to develop long-term customer relationships in the Atlanta area.

You can sign up now to receive future DealChicken Atlanta daily deals by visiting DealChicken.com. Local merchants interested in partnering with DealChicken on daily deals should also visit the web site.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Are you looking to learn the basics of social media and online marketing?  The Social Media Learning Series, created by mom blogger Desiree Peeples, is launching a series of one-day workshops teaching social media and how to use it to promote and market your product, service, or business.  The classes will cover four distinct areas of social media:

  • Blogging 101 - will teach students how to set up and launch their own custom WordPress blog.
  • The Smart User's Guide to Facebook and Twitter - will teach students how to use these sites to build relationships with their customers and clients.
  • Undertanding YouTube: The Basics - will focus on learning how to use online video to market and promote a business, product, or service.
  • Learning LinkedIn - will cover setting up a LinkedIn profile and how to navigat

Hall unemployment lower than Georgia rate in May

Hall unemployment lower than Georgia rate in May

ATLANTA -- The unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta rose to 9.7 percent in May 2011, according to Georgia labor commissioner Mark Butler.

This is up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in April.

Butler said the rate rose for two reasons. More than 21,000 new job seekers entered the labor force, but only about 15,000 of them found jobs. Also, Atlanta had a net loss of 900 jobs; an increase of 1,100 jobs in manufacturing and construction was offset by a loss of 2,000 service-related jobs.

The lowest area unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent, was recorded in Metro Athens, while the highest was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in the Dublin area, at 12 percent.

Hall County's unemployment rate was 7.9 percent.

May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, up from 9 percent in April.

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