Movie Industry-Comprehensive Report

This report covers the state of the industry prior to the pandemic, how it shut down, what Hollywood and business owners were able to do to compensate, when and how they decided to reopen, and how the release of Tenet might be what the industry needs to get back on track.

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Unemployment 9/7-9/11

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down 16% from the previous week. The industry with the largest upticks in new claims was Management of Companies and Enterprises, seeing a 10% increase in new claims, while the Retail Trade industry saw a 30% decrease in new weekly initial claims since last week. Overall, most industries significantly improved this week, with relatively very few new claims since last week.

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Municipal Bonds Week of September 7-11

For the week of September 7-11, the index comprising 30 bonds was up 2.2% Year-to-Date, increasing by 0.1 percentage points YTD. This is the second week in a row where the index stays largely stagnant, though it is worth noting that the already highly performing bonds increased in price this week, while the already poorly performing ones decreased.

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Episode 11: Impact of COVID-19 on Georgia’s Public Equity Economy

Listen to the Second Quarter (Q2) Earning calls from some of Georgia’s major public firms – The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, UPS, NCR, and Equifax – and how they aim to address industry impacts from COVID-19. Additionally, leaders in these industries discuss their Q2 performance measures and address how new business models and strategies will lead to future success.

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Restaurant Industry-September 8th

Labor Day weekend was a huge weekend for fine dining restaurants, with Sunday reporting a massive influx of restaurant reservations. The national average jumped up to only being -14% below normal traffic, while GA specifically reported 4% over last year. The weekly average for the country climbed 6.8% last week, while Georgia’s weekly average climbed 7.5%.

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Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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