Susanna Capelouto

Georgia Public Radio

Susanna Capelouto is Georgia Public Radio's news director.

Susanna Capelouto appears in the following:

With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The National Retail Federation predicts this year's back-to-school spending will shoot up. With a fall in gas prices, and lower inflation and interest rates, economists say Americans have extra cash.


In Germany, Aging Companies Look To Refugees

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Last year, more than a million refugees entered Germany after fleeing hardship and war. This year, Germany is expected to spend at least 14 billion euros — or more than $15 billion — ...


Amid A Shortage Of Welders, Some Prisons Offer Training

Monday, September 07, 2015

Baby boomers with the skill are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them. In Georgia, inmates are given access to heavy tools and blowtorches so they can get a welding certificate.


Watchdog: Consumers 'More Responsible' With Credit Card Debt

Monday, August 10, 2015

Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.


Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.


More Storefront 'Roommates' Splitting Space, Customers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A growing number of small business owners are holding down costs by trying out a concept called "retail space sharing." But the economic marriages of convenience can also come with some some stresses.


With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.


Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.


Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.


European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Investors Cash In On Off-Campus Housing

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Colleges and universities still own and manage most student dorms, but over the past decade, investors have been getting in on the growing market for off-campus housing.


Georgia's New Pro-Gun Law Triggers Confusion For Some Residents

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Starting July 1, the state's licensed gun owners will be able to carry their firearms into some schools, bars, churches and libraries. But there's uncertainty over how, exactly, the new law will work.


Georgia Looks To Reopen Some Closed Hospitals As ERs

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Financial problems have led many hospitals to shut down completely. Georgia is issuing licenses to rural hospitals that would allow them to become nothing more than free-standing emergency rooms.


Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.


To Fill Skills Gap In U.S., Schools Look Abroad

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Community colleges and trade schools are trying to better prepare students for a global market. And some are looking to Europe for answers.


What Germans Know Could Help Bridge U.S. Workers' Skill Gap

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S., a phenomenon that puzzles some European companies that expand into the U.S.

President Obama freely admits that America needs to improve the way it trains workers. In a speech at a General ...


Delta Airlines Woos Ultra Frequent Fliers

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Georgia Primary Underway

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ahead of today's primary elections, politicians in Georgia tried to overcome voter apathy with increasingly pointed advertisements and anti-incumbent rhetoric.