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Federal Regulators Question Nuke Design

Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say they need more information about the AP1000's ability to stand up to seismic activity.

Proposal Would Add Natural Gas Stations

The state Public Service Commission is considering a proposal that could put more natural gas stations on Georgia's highways. Atlanta Gas Light wants to tap into a government fund to cover some of its expenses.

NRC Questions Nuclear Reactor Design

Federal officials say Westinghouse Electric Company must fix problems with a new nuclear reactor design before a decision can be made on whether to approve it.

Consultant: No Good Routes For LNG

A security consultant for the City of Savannah says, he has a safer route for proposed trucks a Liquefied Natural Gas importer wants to send on city streets. But the LNG laden trucks won't satisfy critics whatever the route.

GA Banks Seek Small Business Lending Funds

Community banks across the state are signing up for a federal program that helps them lend small businesses money.

Job Help Rolls In

People in Macon who are looking for work will have another option a little closer to home. The so-called Mobile Lab from the Macon Office of Workforce Development will begin rolling into neighborhoods Friday.

Study: Cruises Could Bring 1,000 Jobs

Georgia could reap $89 million in direct spending and create a thousand new jobs if Savannah builds a cruise ship terminal. That's one finding of a long-term cost-benefit study. A Miami-based consulting firm prepared the report.

WashPo: $4M Ga. HUD Dollars Squandered

A Washington Post investigation found hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government's largest housing construction program are being squandered on delayed projects. The projects include several in Georgia.

Gov. Deal Backs Port Access Highway

Gov. Nathan Deal is lending is his support to building a new $140 million highway that would give trucks expanded access to the Port of Savannah.

Savannah's Hotly Debated New Hotel

The developer of a proposed hotel in Savannah is being overly optimistic about its chances for success. That's the conclusion of a consultant hired to run the numbers for some skeptical members of a local board.