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Obama's Budget: No Money For Harbor Construction

President Obama's budget doesn't include any funds for construction on the Savannah harbor deepening project. But the port wasn't completely left out. The White House budget unveiled Monday included $600,000 to continue the project's planning and engineering phase.

Lawmakers Consider Tax Exemption On Airplane Parts

State lawmakers from Augusta and Savannah want to renew a tax-exemption for airplane parts. Representative Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, introduced House Bill 234 this week, saying the measure would save aviation jobs in Georgia.

Georgia Forests Are Worth Billions

Georgia’s timber industry is worth $28 billion a year. But a new study says the state’s untouched forests are worth even more.

Coca-Cola Posts Big Profits

Coca-Cola says it had strong growth in last year’s fourth-quarter and for the full year of 2010.

Number of Black-owned Businesses in Georgia Doubles

One in five businesses in Georgia is run by black or African-American owners, according to new survey data from the Census Bureau.

Could Harbor Deepening Impact Drinking Water?

Deepening the Savannah harbor to accommodate larger ships is now the number one priority for officials in the coastal city. Still, there is cause for concern coming from one city official... the one in charge of drinking water.

Business School Studies Super Bowl Ads

While millions of football fans watched the Packers face off against the Steelers in the Super Bowl, a group of University of Georgia researchers were more interested in the commercials. The social networking site Twitter helped them find out exactly how the ads made people feel.

Counties Study High-Speed Rail

Two metro Atlanta communities are using federal grant money to study the possibility of building high-speed rail lines. They're projects that could tie-in to the bigger transit projects already being studied in Georgia.

Plant Vogtle: The Future Of Nuclear?

"Good evening...The world has never known a day quite like today. It faced the considerable uncertainties and dangers of the worst nuclear power plant accident of the atomic age and the horror tonight is that it could get much worse."

Hotel Room Demand Up, Rates Rising

Expect to pay more next time you check in to a hotel. Room rates are on the rise in Georgia and across the nation because demand for rooms is up and there’s no new supply on the horizon, according to hotel industry analyst Mark Skinner.

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