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Geico planning middle Georgia expansion
Geico's Southeast regional Vice President Rhett Rayburn says the development represents a roughly 10-percent growth of its Macon workforce.
April 17, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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How states fared on unemployment benefit claims
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 304,000.
April 17, 2014 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines
UPDATE: Fuel now accounts for more than a third of airlines' expenses, overtaking salaries, wages and benefits as the single biggest line item. U.S. carriers burned through 16 billion gallons of je...
April 16, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips
The world's biggest beverage maker said Tuesday that its global sales volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade. The drop was offset by stronger sales of noncarbonated drinks such as...
April 15, 2014 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta airport officials mulling terminal hotel
Atlanta airport officials say they're studying the idea of building a hotel either inside or connected to the domestic terminal.
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Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent
State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.
April 17, 2014 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aaron's buys Progressive Finance, cuts outlook
Furniture leasing company Aaron's has agreed to buy online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its ...
April 15, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule
UPDATE: One of Georgia's most prominent growers of sweet Vidalia onions asked a judge Tuesday to protect him from possible sanctions by state agriculture officials as he prepares to ship his crop t...
April 14, 2014 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal signs law extended tax-free shopping holidays
Georgians can count on at least two more years of tax-free shopping holidays for school items and energy-efficient appliances.
April 14, 2014 12:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Starbucks moves toward new coffee facility in Georgia
The Seattle-based company currently produces its VIA product line in Europe, but it will be moving production here when its south Augusta facility is fully operational. About 70 employees have been...
April 11, 2014 08:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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