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Tourism Conference Opens

The Governor's Tourism Conference is underway in Macon. The event includes 400 professionals from across the state. Regional tourism is new push.

World Trade Center Coming To Savannah

Savannah soon could become a World Trade Center designated city. Savannah's Economic Development Authority voted Tuesday to apply for affilation in the World Trade Center Association. SEDA Director Steve Weathers says, the $200,000 one-time membership isn't just a marketing and networking tool. It requires a local plan to boost global trade.

Tainted Turkey Recall Expands

Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.

Horse Survey Underway

State officials want to know how many horses are in Georgia. Information will also give clear economic impact picture. Lawmakers interested in results as well.

WORKING: How To Get Ahead At Work? Be Rude

This summer, a University of Amsterdam study reported that rude people get ahead at work more often than their more-polite colleagues. Workplace coach and career expert Brandon Smith tells us it’s all about establishing power.

Georgia Revenues Up 9%

Georgia tax collections rose more than 9 percent compared to the same month the year before. State officials said that individual income tax collections rose by 13.4 percent, while corporate tax collections increased 14.2 percent.

What Does Business-Friendly Mean?

President Obama’s American Jobs Act, unveiled Thursday, would reduce some federal payroll taxes on business, which he says will create jobs. Georgia tax code imposes a relatively light tax burden on businesses, earning it praise for being “business-friendly.” But what does it mean that Georgia is business-friendly, and is it boosting job growth?

Drought Prompts Disaster Status

159 Georgia counties are now federal disaster areas. News of the declaration came Thursday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since April, extreme drought conditions have devastated crops statewide.

Delta Cuts Jobs

Delta Air Lines Inc. is laying off 200 workers, most of them at its headquarters in Atlanta. The world's second-biggest airline said in July that 2,000 workers were taking voluntary buyouts. It is cutting its fall schedule more than expected and has said it needs to reduce costs to match. Airlines have been coping with unusually high fuel prices and lukewarm demand from business travelers.

Lowe's Announces 600 Jobs

The Lowe's chain of home improvement stores is bringing a new distribution center to northwest Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal attended the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning in Rome. The facility is expected to eventually create 600 new jobs for the area.

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