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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.

Georgia Cities Welcome Solar Studies

For the next 18 months several Georgia cities will be part of a solar experiment. But unless you look up, you may not even notice.

UPS Eyes More Success

Atlanta-based shipping giant United Parcel Service says it plans to turn last year’s success into record earnings per share in 2011. In 2010, earnings improved to $3.6 billion dollars and revenue was up 9.4 percent

Historic Preservation's Economic Boon

Historic preservation brings in jobs and tax revenue to communities across the state, according to a new report. It has prompted the Department of Natural Resources to revive efforts to demonstrate the value of history.

Turning Farmland Into Solar Fields

Georgia’s largest solar farm to date is heating homes in north Georgia. It's the second major project to turn farmland into solar fields.

Iconic Music Studio Gets Second Chance

One of Macon’s most iconic music sites is getting a second chance. Newtown Macon and the Peyton Anderson Foundation have purchased the old Capricorn Recording Studios in Downtown Macon.

Deal, Chambliss Urge Federal Port Dollars

Governor Nathan Deal made his first trip outside Metro Atlanta since becoming Governor. And it should come as no surprise that he visited the Port of Savannah.