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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.

Bank Closure State's First Of '11

The state’s first bank failure of the new year came over the weekend. Georgia’s Department of Banking and Finance closed Brunswick’s Oglethorpe Bank late Friday. Deposits and assets were acquired by Bank of the Ozarks, a Little Rock, Arkansas-based institution.

Blasts of Snow Affect Local Businesses

The snow has kept much of the Northern half of the state paralyzed. Businesses are now weathering this second blast of winter. For this local Atlanta grocery store that has stayed open, business is better than ever. Chris Hutchens is the manager.

Golf Hall of Fame Site Up for Grabs

The Medical College of Georgia is eyeing the site of the state’s failed Golf Hall of Fame for a new biotechnology research park. More than 8 months have past since the state put the 17 acres of down town Augusta property up for auction.

Critics Challenge Port Project's Impact On Jobs

With about two weeks remaining in a public comment period for the Savannah harbor deepening project, some environmental groups are challening a key claim of the project's backers. They doubt it'll create jobs.

Senators Want Nuclear Waste Site

The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future was created after the Obama administration decided not to peruse a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas.

High Reward For Copper Thieves

As the price of copper surges, so does the number of copper thefts from electricity transmission stations. Power companies across the state are now offering hefty rewards for information about copper thieves.