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Ga Power Bills Up Less Than Expected

A typical Georgia Power customer will pay an extra 57 cents next year to finance the construction of a nuclear power plant, less than the utility earlier estimated. But customers will pay steeper-than-expected charges in the following years.

Expect More Natural Gas Stations

Atlanta Gas Light got the go-ahead Tuesday from the Public Service Commission to build a network of compressed natural gas stations. They’ll begin in metro Atlanta, with hopes for expansion elsewhere across Georgia.

Foreclosure Reviews Begin

Foreclosures by the nation’s 14 top mortgage services are under review. The office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Tuesday that the banks are sending notices about free reviews to four million people.

Companies Push For Heavier Trucks

Some of Georgia's largest companies are lobbying state and federal officials to raise weight limits on highways in the states, a move they say will help the economy and the environment.

Hospital Cuts Narcotics Prescriptions

Starting Tuesday doctors in a South Georgia hospital emergency room will limit narcotics prescriptions. It’s in an effort to cut down on the number of so-called pill seekers.

Yarn Plant To Close

A yarn plant in Rome will close two days after Christmas, affecting the jobs of some 227 workers.

Savannah Jobs Lost

Savannah will lose roughly 155 jobs when a firm handling Medicare claims for the federal government shifts most of its operations to Birmingham, Ala.

Synovus Has First Profit in 3 Years

Columbus-based banking giant Synovus this week reported its first quarterly profit in three years. While other obstacles loom, the company said it’s a milestone.

Rivalry Game Brings Economic Boon

Saturday the University of Georgia Bulldogs arrive at EverBank field in Jacksonville, Florida. The border-war rivalry pits red versus blue. But local business owners anticipate a weekend in the black.

Deal, Others Reject Gambling

A Georgia Lottery-funded study says, the state could generate about $1 billion a year with three casinos. Some are calling the idea "dead on arrival." In fact, Gov. Nathan Deal has already nixed the idea.

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