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GPB News - Innovation

New Graduates Reign In Expectations

The job market for new college graduates appears to be reviving. After two years of grim forecasts, employers say, they'll be hiring more new grads this year. But the newly-graduated might have to reign in their expectations.

SunTrust to Repay Nearly $5M in Federal Aid

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks outlined Friday its plan to repay nearly $5 billion in federal aid it received during the financial bailout.

Nuclear Inspections Coming To GA

Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are planning to inspect all 104 U.S. nuclear plants including two in Georgia.

Milledgeville Getting More Jobs

A Milledgeville manufacturing facility is expanding, and adding up to 300 jobs. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle the expansion is worth 36-million dollars.Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division makes parts for aircraft manufacturers like Boeing, Gulfstream and Sikorsky.

Cherry Festival Blossoms In Macon

Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival has opened for a 10-day run that features music and a lion and tiger show. The popular festival opened Friday, with country singer Tanya Tucker as the featured performer.

Leaders Talk Broadband, Jobs

North Georgia has seen major population gains over the last decade. But parts of the region north of metro Atlanta have been playing catch-up with technology. The area's now in the middle of a big push to get plugged-in for the economic benefits.

Unemployment Rate Drops

The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly last month. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the rate fell to 10.2 percent in February, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in January.

State Nuclear Regulators Monitor Japan

Southern Company’s Plant Hatch in southeast Georgia uses the same type of boiling water reactors as the Fukishima plant now facing meltdown in Japan.

Aflac Stock Down

Shares of Columbus-based Aflac fell 7-percent today. The company has lost more than 3-billion dollars in market value since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The company does three-quarters of its business in Japan.

Virtual Patient Lab Moves Medicine Forward

A commercial pilot is not allowed to get behind the controls of a passenger jet without spending time on a simulator. But, when a medical resident puts in a breathing tube for the first time they’re doing it on a live patient. But times are changing.

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