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Port of Savannah

Georgia Ports Set New Records, Thanks In Part To West Coast Labor Fights

Georgia Ports Authority officials are predicting steady, but slightly slower, growth for the ports in 2015. The GPA reports that 2014 set new records, with 7.4 percent growth in the number of tons of cargo moved during the calendar year.
Atlanta Streetcar

AT&T Georgia Sues Atlanta, MARTA Over Streetcar Costs

A telecommunications company is suing the City of Atlanta and a public transit agency over streetcar construction costs it argues it should be reimbursed for.

Wal-Mart Launches Cash Pick Up Option For Tax Refunds

Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at its stores. It says the process will take the same time as if customers were to file their returns electronically and then get direct deposit, which could take just a week.
Savannah Civic Center

City Officials Probe Savannah Civic Center Finance Practices

City officials are conducting a follow-up review of the Savannah Civic Center after an internal investigation uncovered questionable cash-collection policies.
NCR Corporation

NCR Corp. To Build New Global Headquarters In Atlanta

Authorities say the technology firm NCR Corp. plans to build a new headquarters in midtown Atlanta. The firm is now based in the northeast Atlanta suburb of Duluth.
Savannah residents gathered at the Sentient Bean coffee house for a conversation with city attorney Brooks Stillwell.

City Attorney Calls For Youth Involvement At First In Series Of Community Conversations

A Savannah city official is asking young people to get more involved in the community, as a new organization kicks off a series of weekly conversations about the city's future.
Vidalia onions

Vidalia Onions Lawsuit Heads Back To Court

A dispute between Vidalia onion growers and the state Department of Agriculture is heading back to court this week.
Coca Cola life bottles campaign

Coca-Cola Slashing Up to 1,800 Jobs

Coca-Cola says it's cutting between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs globally as part of an ongoing push to trim costs. The Atlanta-based company says it began notifying workers in the U.S. and some international locations Thursday.
Mercedes Benz Montvale New Jersey

Officials Confirm Mercedes Moving U.S. Headquarters To Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz says it's moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta. The company announced its plans Tuesday.
Mercedez-Benz logo

Mercedes-Benz May Move Headquarters To Atlanta

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Mercedes-Benz is considering relocating its U.S. headquarters from Montvale, New Jersey to Atlanta.