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Coke Finalizes Sale With Bottler

Coca-Cola has completed its $3.4 billion buyout of the North American operations of its largest bottler. The world's largest soft drink maker said Sunday it has closed the deal for the domestic unit of Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Imperial Sugar Wants Tax Break For Rebuilding

Imperial Sugar officials want Chatham County taxpayers to give the company an almost $3 million tax break for rebuilding parts of the sugar refinery that exploded two years ago. Fourteen people died in the blast.

Apparel Maker Expands To Henry County

A major apparel company is set to bring more jobs to Georgia. Phillips-Van Heusen makes clothes for major brands like Izod and Calvin Klein.

Georgia Power Captures Carbon

Georgia Power has captured carbon dioxide for the first time at one of its coal-fired power plants. Plant Yates is the company’s first experimental site.

Superfund Site Not Ready For Development

A federal agency says more cleanup is needed at the LCP Chemicals Superfund site in Glynn County before the area is ready for residential development.

Chicken Producers Brace For Tax Hike

China’s Ministry of Commerce plans to severely tax American-produced poultry. It’s a blow to Georgia’s billion-dollar broiler industry.

Georgia Preps For Civil War 150th

As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaches next year, millions of dollars are at stake with Georgia’s ability to draw tourists to hundreds of historic sites.

Med Supply Co. Brings 100+ Jobs

An Illinois-based manufacturer of medical supplies says it plans to open a manufacturing plant in Douglas County, creating 141 jobs.

Homebuilders Are Still Struggling

A new report by the National Homebuilding Association grading industry confidence shows the South as the only region with signs of an upward trend. But that trend may be hard to find in the Georgia homebuilding industry. And Matt Bell says he just doesn’t see it.

Electric Car Ready For The Road

Electric Cars are expected to become popular next year when major automakers like Nissan and Chevrolet will roll out their models of the non polluting vehicles.

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