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Route Change For Highway 411?

People in northwest Georgia have been waiting on an extension to Highway 411 for three decades. It would relieve congestion and create better access to Interstate 75. The state is ready to move forward.

Delta To Trim Flights

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to further reduce its flights by about two percent next year.

Utility Regulator Speaks To Congress

A Georgia utility regulator will tell Congress that more time and study is needed before coal-fired power plants should be forced to meet stricter environmental rules.

Tourism Conference Opens

Four hundred tourism professionals from across the state are in Macon. They’re learning about ways to bring visitors to Georgia. The Governor’s Tourism Conference is in Macon for the first time in 29 years. It’s where industry experts get updated on trends and forecasts.

World Trade Center Coming To Savannah

Savannah is seeking to become Georgia's second World Trade Center designated city. The affiliation could boost the city's international recognition. The New York-based World Trade Center is a non-profit association for promoting trade.

Tainted Turkey Recall Expands

Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.

Horse Survey Underway

Georgia has around 150,000 horses, but they’re a little known agricultural commodity. Now the state is conducting a survey to see just how much money they bring to Georgia’s economy.

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.