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Insurers Get Waiver On Deadline

Health insurance companies offering Georgians individual plans are getting more time before they have to spend 80 percent of the money they collect from customers on insurance claims.

Twelve Rivers Make 'Dirty' List

Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River tops a new list of dirty Georgia waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition is highlighting a dozen threatened rivers. A coalition spokeswoman says, a massive fish kill on the Ogeechee in May cinched the river's place at the top.

Restaurants Face Surprise Probes

Starting this month, the U.S. Department of Labor is stepping up enforcement of labor laws in Georgia.

Isakson Wants Atlanta Airport Probe

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is asking the Transportation Security Administration to investigate an alleged security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

WORKING: Back To School

Lots of unemployed and under-employed workers are going back to school to finish their degree, pursue a career change, or get some technical knowledge. But how do you know when it is a good time to hit the books again?

Robins AFB Losing Hundreds Of Jobs

On Thursday Robins Air Force Base officials began offering employees incentives to leave their jobs. They’re hoping 600 people will take advantage of the offers.

Georgia Companies Seek Higher Truck Weight Limits

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.

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.