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Port Profiles: Truck Driver Hauls Savannah's Cargo

The Port of Savannah is about to get bigger, to make room for bigger ships. That will mean more containers full of cargo coming in and out of the port. Those containers reach their destinations by rail – and by trucks. As many as 2000 drivers service the Port of Savannah, by some estimates.
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Port Profiles: Pilots Bring Container Ships Safely Up Savannah River

The captain of a container ship leads an international crew delivering cargo to ports all over the world. But when it comes to pulling that ship up to a dock like the Port of Savannah, the job takes more of a local touch.
Home Depot

Home Depot's Profits Rise In Spite Of Data Breach

Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced exactly two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers.
Herman J. Russell

Construction Business Icon Herman J. Russell Passes Away

One of Atlanta's most prominent African American businessmen has died. Herman J. Russell passed away Saturday, at the age of 83.

Historic Macon House Demolished

After months of wrangling and attempts to save it, a historic Macon home is being demolished. The Douglass House is coming down after months of attempts at finding a way to both save it and make parking space for the doughnut shop planned for the historic church building next door.
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Hundreds Of Job Losses Loom As AIG Closes Offices

An insurance firm has announced that it will close its offices in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. WSB Radio reports that the move by American International Group Inc. will mean the loss of about 400 jobs.
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Home Depot Data Breach Costs Credit Unions

Credit unions are taking the brunt of fiscal problems caused by the data breach at the Cobb County-based Home Depot back in September.
Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Lands In Atlanta

Starting this weekend, passengers at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport will have another option for traveling to Europe. Virgin Atlantic will offer nonstop service to London’s Heathrow Airport.

"Pecan Scab" An Expensive Headache For Georgia Farmers

It’s harvest time at pecan orchards in southwest Georgia. We’re the nation’s leading pecan producing state, but farmers are dealing with a serious threat to their crops. It’s a fungus called Pecan Scab. Pecan Scab. The fungus is worse this year, due to an unseasonably wet spring.

Making Real The Promise Of The Digital Economy

Most people agree that technology has reshaped the economy. But how can you make practical use of digital tools and approaches? That is what the Middle Georgia Digital Economy Summit aims to answer.