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Home Depot: Hiring More Than 80,000 Workers For Spring

Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season, the company's busiest period.
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Georgia Notes Record Increase In Exports, Imports

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia experienced record increases in both exports and imports for the fifth straight year. Deal said Monday that Georgia saw a 4.9 percent increase in exports and an 11.5 percent increase in imports compared to the last fiscal year.
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Emory University And WellStar Health System In Merger Talks

Emory University and WellStar Health System announced Monday they are engaged in formal discussions regarding their vision to create a new, unified health system throughout Metro Atlanta, Georgia, and beyon
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Six Georgians Suing Anthem Over Data Breach

Six Georgia residents have filed lawsuits over the massive data breach at Anthem, Incorporated--the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia.
Turbo Tax

TurboTax Stops Processing State Tax Returns Due To Fraud Reports

TurboTax, the country's most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, said Friday that it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns because of an increase in fraudulent filings.
Savannah police chief Jack Lumpkin with business leaders

Savannah Business Leaders, Police Say They're Concerned About False Crime Reports

Savannah business and tourism groups say false crime reports could be bad for business. Leaders of several tourism and business organizations joined police at a press conference Feb. 6, where authorities promised to prosecute people who file false reports.
Atlanta Airport

Atlanta Airport Retains Title As World's Busiest

Atlanta city officials say the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has again been named the world's busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic.
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Mercedes-Benz USA To Develop Headquarters In Sandy Springs

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon says the company's corporate headquarters will be located in the metro Atlanta city of Sandy Springs.
Electric car charging stations

Georgia Power Installing Public Car Charging Stations Across State

Georgia Power is offering a boost to electric vehicle charging.
Coastal Georgia could open up to oil drilling under Obama's proposal.

Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan Gets Mixed Reactions On Georgia's Coast

As President Obama announces a move toward opening up federal waters in the Southeast U.S. to oil drilling, the mayor of one coastal Georgia city says he wants to see regulations aimed at protecting the coast.