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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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Vermont artist: I'll fight Chick-fil-A for my kale

A folk artist expanding his home business built around the words "eat more kale" says he's ready to fight root-to-feather to protect his phrase from what he sees as an assault by Chick-fil-A, which holds the trademark to the phrase "eat mor chikin."

Georgia man not hiring until Obama leaves office

A west Georgia business owner has been deluged with calls and emails after posting signs on his company's trucks that say he's not hiring anyone until President Barack Obama leaves office.

Occupy Atlanta to hold free market in downtown

Occupy Atlanta demonstrators say they plan to hold a "really, really free market" in downtown Atlanta to give an alternative to Black Friday shopping.

Georgia EPD re-issues final Plant Washington permit

The state's Environmental Protection Division has re-issued the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Georgia after the plant addressed issues identified earlier by a judge.

Bed Bath & Beyond bringing 900 jobs to Jackson Co.

Bed Bath & Beyond is expected to bring up to 900 jobs to Jackson County next year when it opens a service center that will handle the company's expanding online sales operations.

Sugar canisters instead filled with coffee creamer recalled

Georgia-based Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. is recalling sugar canisters that were inadvertently filled with non-dairy coffee creamer.

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USPS may move Athens mail processing to Duluth

The U.S. Postal Service is planning a public meeting on its proposal to move mail processing operations from an Athens facility to its North Metro Processing and Distribution Center in Duluth.

Cox kills Sprint-based cellphone service

Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable company, stopped offering cellphone service Wednesday, saying it's too small to compete with the big cellphone companies.

Bibb County commission OKs Sunday sales start for Dec. 4

Bibb County commissioners have voted informally to begin Sunday sales of alcohol both by the package and by the drink beginning Dec. 4.

LaHood: Deeper Savannah harbor 'has to happen'

Georgia's 15-year push to deepen the river channel to the booming Port of Savannah got a big endorsement Tuesday from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet who finished a port tour by throwing his support behind the $600 million project and saying: "It has to happen."

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Home Depot's 3Q net rises on storm boost

Spending on home projects and storm-related repairs helped boost Home Depot Inc.'s third-quarter net income 12 percent, the home-improvement retailer said Tuesday.

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