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Metro Jobless Numbers Mixed

The state’s labor department has put-out the latest numbers on metro jobless rates for the month of July.

Regulators Sue Bank Insiders

Federal banking regulators are suing officials involved with Georgia's largest bank failure. The action against insiders at Atlanta-based Silverton Bank is aimed at recouping millions of dollars lost from failed Georgia banks.

Rural Company To Add Jobs

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's office has announced that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC will expand its forged metal operation in Midway, and anticipates creating 75 to 100 new jobs in the southeast Georgia town.

Foreign Trade Deals Impact Savannah

President Obama's deputy trade ambassador visited the Port of Savannah to push for trade deals with Panama, Columbia and South Korea. The agreements have been stalled in Congress over jobs concerns.

Officials Wary Of Reservoir Project

A private developer in northwest Georgia is shopping its reservoir project to communities. Local officials are greeting the proposal with caution.

Mega Sports Complex Coming Soon

A mega sports and entertainment complex is set to break ground in north Georgia’s Bartow County. A county official says will be the biggest of its kind in the state.

Forclosures Up, Bucking Trend

Georgia home foreclosures increased 18% last month despite a national drop in foreclosures. Georgia is working through a foreclosure backlog. Nationwide, July home foreclosures were down 7% from the previous month.

Georgia State Fair Cancelled

Authorities say a group that operates the Georgia State Fair, which has been held in Macon since 1851, has voted not to hold the event next year. The decision was made by the Exchange Club of Macon, which has operated the fair since 1942.

Carpet Giant Announces Layoffs

Executives of Dalton-based Shaw Industries say the carpet company is laying off employees at plants in the northwest Georgia cities of Ringgold and Eton. Company officials declined to say how many workers are affected.

Wells Fargo To Test Debit Card Fees

Wells Fargo bank will begin charging some Georgia customers $3 a month to use their debit cards. Georgia is one of four states where a pilot program will tack on the fee every month when a debit card is used. The pilot begins in October.

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