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Earnings Improve for Georgia’s Banks

After a rough 2009, the Georgia banking industry is seeing signs of improvement.

Heinz Ketchup To Use Coke's Bottle

H.J. Heinz Co. says it is making its iconic ketchup bottles a bit more green. The food maker announced Wednesday that it will use Coca-Cola Co.'s plant-based plastic bottle technology for its ketchup.

Two More Georgia Banks Fail

Regulators have shut down two small banks in Georgia, making six banks that have failed in the state this year.

Delta Fined For Treatment of Disabled

Delta Airlines is facing a $2 million fine by U.S. Department of Transportation. The sanction is a result of poor treatment of disabled travelers and lax response to written complaints about the incidents. They occurred in 2007 and 2008.

Warm Temperatures Put Crops At Risk

By then end of the week some parts of the state could see temperatures in the 70’s. The early warm-up could put blueberry and peach crops at risk if temperatures go back down.

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.