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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.

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.

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