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Haverty Furniture 1Q sales rise 5.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — Haverty Furniture Cos. said Thursday that improving customer confidence and newly refurbished stores helped boost its first-quarter sales by 5.7 percent at stores open at least a year.

Carmike says 1Q ticket sales, admissions jumped

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Carmike Cinemas Inc. said Thursday that it expects its first-quarter revenue from ticket sales rose more than 30 percent on a healthy rise in attendance.

Average gas price increases 12 cents in Georgia

Crude oil almost $110 a barrel

Rising gas prices threaten the worldwide economic recovery, but that prices are expected to keep rising into spring and summer. Ongoing strains with Iran keep heightening fears of another war in the Middle East, driving oil prices to almost $110 a barrel, and increasing gas prices in the U.S.

Georgia’s jobless rate decreases to 9.7 percent in December

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the third straight month in December.

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Southwest continues changes as Atlanta debut nears

Southwest Airlines continues to evolve as it prepares for flight services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Last F-22 Raptor jet to roll of Ga. assembly line

MARIETTA -- The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet is scheduled to roll off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta on Tuesday.. Reports say that the jet will be the last of 187 F-22s produced for the U.S. Air Force, completing its operational fleet.. The

Ga. man accused of posing as lawyer

MARIETTA -- Cobb County sheriff's officials say a Lithia Springs man is accused of posing as an attorney and even appearing in court on behalf of clients even though they say he doesn't have a license to practice law.. Authorities say that 51-year-old Glover Carl Lewis was arrested

Developer drops plans for southwestern Ga. coal power plant

An energy developer will drop its plans to build a coal-fired power plant in Georgia as part of an agreement ending a lawsuit that environmentalists filed targeting one of the company's power plants in Texas, officials said Monday.

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Coke secret formula gets first new home since 1925

The Coca-Cola Co. has made its secret formula the centerpiece of a new exhibit at its corporate museum, ditching the confines of the bank vault where the list of ingredients had been stored since 1925.

Newell Rubbermaid closes $800 million credit pact

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. said on Wednesday that it has closed a five-year, $800 million credit agreement to replace a smaller credit pact that had been scheduled to mature next November.

New plant expected to bring up to 100 jobs to Augusta

Company officials say a new $15 million plant is expected to bring 80 to 100 jobs to south Augusta.

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Vermont supporting kale artist in trademark fight with Chick-fil-A

The state of Vermont threw its support Monday behind a folk artist whose T-shirt business is being threatened by the nation's second largest chicken restaurant chain because of his use of the phrase "eat more kale."

Savannah businessman can keep advertising gas discounts

A judge's order will allow a Savannah businessman to continue advertising discounted gas prices on signs outside his service stations while he fights the state's efforts to restrict the practice.

Gambling gets a look in conservative Georgia

Strong support around Georgia in favor of Sunday alcohol sales is energizing some advocates who say the political climate in the state could finally be ripe to expand gambling interests as governments search for fresh revenue sources.

Google's maps go indoors with new mobile feature

Google's next frontier in digital mapping will span the world's shopping malls and airports.

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