This weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won’t be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers. Small businesses are hoping it will provide the boost they need. Kyle Jackson, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business says 13 percent of small business owners surveyed this month say poor sales is their greatest concern.
 
The most recent unemployment numbers from the state labor commission show many Georgians still can’t find work. And about 250,000 residents have been out of work for at least seven months. That’s more than half of the unemployed worker pool.
The drought is reducing the number of peanut plants coming out of the ground. Farmers also planted less this year. Peanut butter prices rising.
The summer heat means more energy demand on the state's largest electricity producer. But Georgia Power isn't seeing any unusual spike compared to last year. Spokesman Lynn Wallace says, the company is turning on smaller and less-...
Georgia’s power plants are among the most toxic in the country according to a national environmental non-profit. The recent study singles out Georgia Power as the state’s biggest polluter.
NCR, an Atlanta based company, is using self-service kiosks to help people file their immigration papers.
Coca-Cola released a strong earnings report this week. The Atlanta-based company says it had a nearly 50-percent spike in revenue for its second quarter. Revenue totaled $12.7 billion. On the strength of that news, Coke’s stock is at a 12-year...
Though some of these routes are federally subsidized, Delta not only will stop flights but also plans to retire the fleet of planes used for these cities. Four of the affected cities are in Alabama and Mississippi, with the remainder in the...
A plan intended to protect consumers from potential cost over-runs at Plant Vogtle is dead. The Public Service Commission staff withdrew the proposal after months of saying it was necessary for consumer protection.
Gov. Nathan Deal will host the second meeting of his Georgia competitiveness initiative, which focuses on job creation and a statewide economic development strategy. Deal announced the effort soon after taking office in January. It concentrates on...
Federal regulators seized two more Georgia banks late Friday, making 16 failures for the year and 67 since the middle of 2008, leading the nation. And there's likely more pain ahead for the industry in the rest of 2011. High Trust Bank in...