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If you’re up for that promotion, some recent research suggests you better be “in” with the boss.

Time To Hoard Peanut Butter?

Right now Georgia peanut farmers are getting their crops out of the ground. Peanut butter producers plan to raise prices next month, but growers won’t walk away with huge profits.

Third Look For Insurance Rejections

A federal agency says Georgia, along with a dozen other states, falls short in offering consumers appeal options when they can’t get health insurance. The states must make fixes by January 1st.

New Life For Old Plant

An Illinois real estate company has purchased the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company plant in Albany for $8.5 million. Court records say the transaction between Cooper and Hilco Real Estate LLC of North Brook, Illinois, was completed September 29th.

Kroger Recalls Ice Cream With Unlisted Peanuts

Georgia is one of 10 states in which Kroger is recalling ice cream because it may contain peanuts not mentioned on the label.

Bad Assets Plague Savannah Bank

Banking regulators have told a relatively well-performing Savannah bank to reduce its troubled assets. The agreement between the The Savannah Bank and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reflects just how far Georgia banks have to recover from the Great Recession.

Athens Goes After Panhandlers

Officials in Athens are proposing a new ordinance to crack down on panhandlers in the Classic City’s downtown area.

Shaw Cuts Dalton Jobs

One of northwest Georgia's largest carpet companies has announced that it will close a manufacturing facility in Dalton, known for decades as the nation's carpet capital. The Daily Citizen reports that the closing of Shaw's plant on Riverbend Drive will result in 270 layoffs.

Macon Sports Hall Gets One Year Deal

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority has approved a license agreement with a Macon group to operate the museum for the next year, with options for two more years.

FDIC Sues Failed Alpharetta Bank

Federal regulators are suing 11 insiders at a failed Georgia bank, accusing them of gross negligence. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. accuses the executives and directors of Alpha Bank & Trust, in Alpharetta, of sloppy lending practices.

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