The U.S. Census bureau has released the latest data on median household income across the nation. New York NPR member station, WNYC created an interactive map that measures income trends across neighborhoods allowing users to explore differences in income down to the state and county. Dante Chini, director of the American Communities Project at American University in Washington, D.C., explained the importance of examining the nation’s differences in income and wealth on the NPR program The Takeway.
Work more or less grinds to a halt in most organizations in these final weeks of the year—which means efforts to fill open positions also stop. That doesn’t mean job-seekers are stuck in neutral for the next few weeks, according to career coach and workplace consultant Brandon Smith. He said the single most-important task for those people is setting up coffee meetings with people at the companies where they want to work.
Lots of research indicates graduating from college in an economic downturn hurts a worker’s career and earnings—and the financial effects, at least, persist for 10 years or more. Yet a new study from Emory University indicates those who earn a degree during challenging economic times are ultimately happier with their jobs.
While Christmas toys wait safely under the tree for their big day later this month, you might be surprised to learn how much testing they went through before they hit the shelves. Some of the testing that makes sure those gifts are child-ready goes on right here in Georgia. In the port city of Savannah, a new facility has opened to test all types of products coming into the U.S. Chemists in the lab have found some surprising violations, including candy laced with cocaine and stuffed animals stuffed with arsenic.
The state commission that regulates utilities unanimously approved a power rate hike Tuesday. It will be phased in over the next three years. Georgia Power customers will see their average residential bills increase by $2.19 starting Jan. 1. Then, they will increase by $3.61 in 2015 and by $2.96 in 2016. The rate hike will help pay for additional transmission lines, and new grid technology. Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise says the hike also needed to pay for pollution control at the utility’s coal plants.
With about a week and half until Christmas, work has pretty much ground to a halt in companies across Georgia. But workplace guru Brandon Smith says that does not mean productivity has to stop, too. In either case, Smith has suggestions for making the most of the last few weeks of the year.
Georgia’s economy will continue to recover from the Great Recession and will see modest growth next year. That’s according to a forecast released Wednesday from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. But low government spending and fewer new businesses will still depress the economy.
Tourism officials from across the state are getting ready for a heritage and cultural tourism seminar this Thursday and Friday in Thomasville. Organizers hope the meeting will spotlight southwest Georgia
On a 4-1 vote Monday, the Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning Commission denied a permit that would have allowed the demolition of the century-old Tremont Temple Baptist Church downtown.
Researchers at the University of Georgia may be one step closer to improving dementia diagnosis. They are using a type of MRI to track brain activity.