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WORKING: How To Get Ahead At Work? Be Rude

This summer, a University of Amsterdam study reported that rude people get ahead at work. Rude people. Not the more polite folks.

Georgia Revenues Up 9%

Georgia tax collections rose more than 9 percent compared to the same month the year before. State officials said that individual income tax collections rose by 13.4 percent, while corporate tax collections increased 14.2 percent.

What Does Business-Friendly Mean?

President Obama’s American Jobs Act, unveiled Thursday, would reduce some federal payroll taxes on business, which he says will create jobs.

Drought Prompts Disaster Status

Nearly all of Georgia has been designated a federal agriculture disaster area due to the ongoing drought and excessive heat.

Delta Cuts Jobs

Delta Air Lines Inc. is laying off 200 workers, most of them at its headquarters in Atlanta. An airline spokeswoman said Wednesday that the workers were told about the layoffs in recent days.

Lowe's Announces 600 Jobs

Governor Nathan Deal Wednesday joined representatives of Lowe’s to break ground in Floyd County for a new regional distribution center. Lowe’s will create 600 jobs within three years and invest $125 million in the project, slated for completion in 2013.

Manufacturing Up, But Many Still Jobless

Georgia manufacturers are producing jobs, but many Georgia job-seekers aren't reaping the benefits. One problem is a mismatch of jobs and skills. Georgia manufacturers added 5,000 jobs, or 1.5%, for the year ending in July.

Georgia Power Expands Solar Investment

Georgia Power is taking bids for a project that will generate enough solar energy to power 20,000 homes. It’s the company’s largest solar undertaking. The Public Service Commission charged Georgia Power to expand its solar investment earlier this year.

Fisheries Service Protects Sturgeon

US fisheries officials say, they're close to agreeing with other federal agencies on Savannah harbor deepening. Their concerns stem from potential habitat loss for the endangered shortnose sturgeon.

Lawmaker Wants New Hotel Tax Law

A Georgia lawmaker wants to exempt online travel companies from paying local occupancy taxes when they book hotel rooms. The proposed legislation is already getting plenty of pushback from local governments.