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Unions Protest Outsourcing Conference

Georgia union leaders protested a conference on outsourcing, being held in Atlanta. They say the event is for executives who want to learn more about how to outsource services overseas. Unions say it's an affront to Georgia workers.

Music Hall Board Needs More Time

Members of a board trying to decide whether to keep a Georgia music museum in Macon or move it somewhere else were unable to decide, and members say they want to learn more about potential sites.

Southern Company Reports Earnings

Atlanta-based Southern Company, which owns Georgia Power, earned nearly 2-billion dollars in 2010. Company officials say it’s because of increased sales and revenues.

State Among Worst in Nation for Construction Job Losses

The construction industry in Georgia lost 7.5 percent of its jobs last year, the fifth highest construction job-loss rate in the nation, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

More Hurdles For Harbor Deepening

A comment period for the Savannah harbor deepening project ended Tuesday. But it won't be the last and the project still has several more hurdles.

Retailers Want Sales Tax Holiday

Georgia retailers are fighting to bring back the sales tax holiday this year. The lobbying effort comes despite state lawmakers’ reluctance, and the Tax Reform Council’s recommendation, to not bring it back.

Court Rules On Soldier’s Hospital Bill

MCG Health sued Sergeant Braxton Morgan and put a lean on the settlement money to pay for his hospital bill. MCG did not file a claim with his military insurance provider TRICARE.

Hope Dwindles for Car Jobs

Despite hopes a new car plant just over the Tennessee border would bring jobs to Georgia, that apparently hasn’t happened. People in North Georgia thought Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant would bring jobs to the area, according to Dalton’s Daily Citizen.

McDonough Bank Is State’s 2nd In 2011

Georgia had its second bank failure of 2011 late Friday, with the closure of Enterprise Banking Company in McDonough.

Economic Development Agency Hires Marketer

The state Department of Economic Development will spend more than $13 million over the next five years on a contract aimed at promoting tourism, film and global commerce.

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