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Expert Predicts Vogtle Overruns

Georgia Power and its partners are trying to build two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. Early site preparation started in 2009. But the company can't get the federal license to build the units because manufacturer Westinghouse keeps re-designing them.

Military Training Center Brings Jobs

Up to 200 new jobs are on the way to southwest Georgia. And an economic official calls it the region’s biggest economic announcement in decades.

Watchdogs Say Coal Plant Will Hike Rates

A Georgia consumer advocacy group says a new coal-fired power plant near Sandersville will significantly increase consumers’ power bills.

U.S. Considers Private Nuclear Fuel Reuse

Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Augusta Wednesday took public comment in an early effort to draft licensing rules for commercial reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.

Cruise Ships Worry Preservationists

The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants Charleston, South Carolina officials to study the potential downsides of tourism from cruise ships. A first-ever warning from the group comes as Savannah plans to lure cruise ships, as well.

Deal Addresses India Summit

Business relationships are growing between the United States and India. In 2007, Asian Indians owned over 12,000 firms in Georgia, up from just 7,000 firms in 2002. The survey is done every five years.

Slow Rebound For Georgia Jobs

It will be a slow return to pre-recession job levels for Georgia’s capital city and other major metro areas in the state. That's the conclusion of a recently-released national study.

Atl. Mayor Optimistic On Port Money

Atlanta's mayor says he believes a $600 million project to deepen Savannah's harbor will receive a "significant appropriation" this year from Washington, where he just paid a visit to the White House.

Plant Bowen Wins GE Award

One of Georgia Power's electrical plants has won an environmental award. Plant Bowen in Northwest Georgia's Bartow County won the award from General Electric. The national company cited the plant for reducing how much water it takes from the Etowah River.

Regulators Close 13th Georgia Bank

Regulators shut down another small bank in Georgia Friday, lifting to 13 the number of Georgia bank failures this year in the wake of economic distress and mounting soured loans. Across the country, 47 banks have closed this year.

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