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Congress To Hold Georgia Bank Failure Hearing

The proliferation of bank failures in Georgia has drawn the attention of Congress.

NRC Staff: Vogtle Reactor Design Safe

Staffers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say they believe the new nuclear reactors to be built at Plant Vogtle are safe. Approval of the Westinghouse AP1000 design sets the stage for final commission approval.

State Revenues Up $84M

Georgia started the fiscal year with some good economic news. Revenues are up 7.3 percent for July from the same month the year before. That's an increase of $84 million. July is the first month of the state's 2012 fiscal year.

GA Eyes NC Farm Worker Co-op

State officials are eying a North Carolina coop program that makes it easier for small farmers to hire foreign guest workers. Many of Georgia's large growers already employ such legal workers.

Imperial Sugar Settles EPD Violation

Imperial Sugar has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle multiple charges that the company violated Georgia's clean water standards. The state Environmental Protection Division says, the company sent sugary wastewater down drains leading to the river.

No Jobs in GA For Many

Nearly half a million Georgians are without jobs. The state’s unemployment rate is about 10 percent, essentially unchanged from a year ago. One expert says, there are simply no jobs for four out of five people looking for work.

No Jobs in GA For Many

Nearly half a million Georgians are without jobs. The state’s unemployment rate is about 10 percent, essentially unchanged from a year ago. One expert says, there are simply no jobs for four out of five people looking for work.

GA Power: New Rules Could Cost Billions

Georgia Power says the cost of upgrading or replacing power plants to meet stricter environmental rules could cost $5 billion to $7 billion through 2020.

Airlines Earn Millions During FAA Shutdown

The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration largely did not save consumers money because airlines hiked fares to offset the reduction in federal taxes air travelers would have paid.

FAA Shutdown Worries Rural Airports

Operators of small rural Georgia airports are getting increasingly worried over the Congressional stalemate of FAA funding. And those worries go beyond furloughs and expansion projects.

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