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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.

Bids, Again, For Music Hall Of Fame

The four cities that want to house the Georgia Music Hall of Fame were in Macon today to plead their case to museum officials. Athens, Dunwoody, Macon and Woodstock took tough questions.

Feds Deem Reactors Crash-Proof

Last month the Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards declared the Westinghouse AP1000 safe to build and operate as long as a separate review showed the design could withstand a plane crash.

SC Officials Wary Of Savannah Harbor Plans

A rift is widening on the Savannah River over the proposed Savannah harbor deepening. South Carolina officials worry, the planned harbor deepening could hold back development of a proposed port in Jasper County.

Macon Gets Second Airline

The Middle Georgia Regional Airport is getting a second airline. The announcement comes after the U.S. Department of Transportation ended federal subsidies for flights out of Middle Georgia.

Utility To Fight Profit Limits

Georgia Power is fighting a proposal that would cut its profits if the cost of building a nuclear power plant runs over-budget.

State Jobless Rate Climbs Again

Georgia’s unemployment rate is up again. The 10.2 percent mark for December is a two-tenths of a point rise over the previous month. For more than three years, the state’s jobless rate has topped the national rate, which is currently at 9.4.

Georgia Economic Outlook Mixed

When it comes to Georgia’s economy experts are seeing a mixed bag for 2011. The pace of the recovery has a lot to do with where you live.

Georgia Seceded 150 Years Ago

A new historical marker unveiled Wednesday marks the event that led Georgia into the Civil War. The sign in Milledgeville will tell the story of Georgia’s decision to secede from the Union.

Higher Costs Cut Delta Net Income

Higher fuel prices and plane repair expenses held-down net income growth for Delta Air Lines in the last quarter.