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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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawsuit: Georgia factory pollutes Altamaha River
An environmental group is suing a factory in southeast Georgia, accusing the company of discharging colored waste and odors in the Altamaha River.
April 14, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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US employers add 192K jobs; rate stays at 6.7 pct.
U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a h...
April 04, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings
In the past few years, some of the biggest car rental companies have added the finest cars money can buy to their fleets. Alongside the practical Toyotas and Fords are Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentl...
April 07, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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AP IMPACT: Gov't safety agency missed Cobalt clues
For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have enough information about...
March 28, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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