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Georgia 9th In Power Plant Pollution

The Natural Resources Defense Council used industry data to rank state's toxic air pollution from power plants in 2009. Georgia came in 9th between West Virginia and North Carolina.

Coca-Cola Reports Strong 2Q

Coca-Cola released a strong earnings report this week. The Atlanta-based company says it had a 47 percent spike in revenue for its second quarter. Revenue totaled $12.7 billion. On the strength of that news, Coke’s stock is at a 12-year high.

Immigration Kiosks Debut in Texas

NCR, an Atlanta based company, is using self-service kiosks to help people file their immigration papers.

Delta To Stop Flights To 24 Cities

Delta Airlines has announced plans to stop flights to more than 20 small airports. Citing a $14 million loss, the Atlanta-based carrier says the flights to these airports average only half capacity, with some as low as 12 percent.

PSC Nixes Vogtle Cost Check

A plan intended to protect consumers from potential cost over-runs at Plant Vogtle is dead. The Public Service Commission staff withdrew the proposal after months of saying it was necessary.

Developer Pitches Albany Project

A real estate developer wants to renovate part of downtown Albany. Albany city officials are considering a proposal to fix up Front Street. The project is estimated to cost $10 million. It may include retail, condominiums, and office space.

Ga. Banks Feel More Pain

Federal regulators seized two more Georgia banks late Friday, making 16 failures for the year and 67 since the middle of 2008, leading the nation. And there's likely more pain ahead for the industry in the rest of 2011.

Forum Focuses On Job Creation

Gov. Nathan Deal will host the second meeting of his Georgia competitiveness initiative, which focuses on job creation and a statewide economic development strategy. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Conference Center.

Farm Waste Program Under Scrutiny

How the state regulates large-scale farm waste is under scrutiny. A federal review says 70 percent of the farms don’t have proper oversight.

SRS Layoffs Threaten Region's Economy

Layoffs at the Savannah River Site near Augusta could hurt the local economy, according to a study released this week.

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