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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.
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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.
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Metropolitan Dental Associates to open new location
Metropolitan Dental Associates will celebrate the opening of its newest location at 840 Kennesaw Ave., Suite 2 in Marietta from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2. There will be a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m....
April 17, 2014 12:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. home building increased in March
Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
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Not for everyone: Some workers exempt from minimum wage, increased or not
More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, rooted in labor law history, run from some workers with disabilities to crews on fishing...
April 17, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arylessence president honored
Steve Tanner, president of Marietta-based Arylessence Inc., a fragrance and flavor company, was honored with the Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award by the International Fragrance Association o...
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Yellen signals more forceful stance toward banks
Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and nearly toppled the entire banki...
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Mixed drinks: Coca-Cola moves more product overall, but soda sales dip
The drop in the first quarter was offset by stronger sales of its noncarbonated drinks that include Minute Maid, Powerade and Dasani bottled water. Overall volume rose 2 percent, an improvement fro...
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Hybrid life insurance, long-term care policies
More than 60 percent of those who purchase long-term care policies want to avoid becoming a burden on their family, while more than 45 percent of purchasers had a goal of protecting their assets.
April 18, 2014 01:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
April 18, 2014 01:19 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.
April 17, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.
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Few homes remain in local Brookhaven neighborhoods
Cumberland-based Jim Chapman Communities announced that it has less than 20 homes available at Brookhaven of East Cobb, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge and Brookhaven at Sugarloaf.
April 17, 2014 12:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Windsong hires new design manager
Windsong Properties, which builds in the Bel-Aire community in Powder Springs, has hired Amy Ackerstein as its new design center manager.
April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist named to advisory council
Self-employed lobbyist Wallace Coopwood of Smyrna was appointed to serve on the Citizens Advisory Council of the State Bar of Georgia.
April 15, 2014 11:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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...
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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 ...
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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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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