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.
 
Coca-Cola says it had strong growth in last year’s fourth-quarter and for the full year of 2010.
Georgia’s timber industry is worth $28 billion a year. While tax easements are an incentive to keep forests, timber is Georgia’s second-largest industry and is growing.
The Census Bureau reports that the number of black-owned businesses in Georgia doubled between 2002 and 2007. Georgia is second only to New York in the number of businesses run by African-Americans.
US Army Corp of Engineers officials plan to release more information about how deepening the Savannah harbor will effect the city's drinking water. The Corp is revising a report on the project's evironmental effects. Savannah's top...
Two metro Atlanta communities are using federal grant money to study the possibility of building high-speed rail lines. They're projects that could tie-in to the bigger transit projects already being studied in Georgia.
Last night while millions of football fans watched the Packers face off against the Steelers in the Super Bowl a group of University of Georgia researchers were more interested in the commercials. The social networking site Twitter helped them find...
Georgia Power has installed solar panels on top of power poles in Augusta, Columbus, Conley, Macon, Rome, Savannah and Valdosta. Date will be collected for 18 months. Information could help decide best solar locations.
Hotel room rates are rising as a result of increased demand for rooms and lack of new hotels in the pipeline.
This month Georgia Power customers saw a new fee added to their bills to help pay for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. They are the first to be built in the country in 30 years. Noel Brown has this report on Plant Vogtle and...
Atlanta-based shipping giant United Parcel Service says it plans to turn last year’s success into record earnings per share in 2011. In 2010, earnings improved to $3.6 billion dollars and revenue was up 9.4 percent The company says it’s stronger...